I'm new to AK this year from Michigan. I LOVE TO ICE FISH AND CANT WAIT FOR THE HARDWATER!!!! I've fished quite a bit of big water back home, mostly for walleye, pike and perch. (simcoe, earie, mitchells bay etc). I did bring my vex, lures and rods and a few tip ups, not much else.
I need to re-buy the items I sold back home and would appreciate some advice, I've searched the forum without success.
-Would you buy an Igloo (the one in the red bag) that appears to be similar to a auto expanding hunting blind and a seperate sled or a self contained unit like a fish hut that folds out of the sled? How do you anchor the igloo? I've used a rope and t-bar down a seperate hole to anchor a fish hut but the igloo is like a tent right?
-Had a strikemaster lazor drill, only issue I had was the throttle linkage, is there a more popular model for AK? I have looked at the propane model, have some concerns about the regulator freezing, but would be nice not to mess with gas.
-Are there any ice fishing festivals in the valley area?
-For fishing the lakes in the valley should I get a snowmachine or 4 wheeler?
Hope to meet some of you on the water,