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    I went out with AK Marine today to Paxson lake to fish for lakers. He had bought a new pop up, which I just bought off of him because he already wants a bigger one. I was wondering if anybody had any tips, advice, or good ideas for a floor. We used a chunk of outdoor carpet, and found out it was a major pain in the rear to get off the ice after a day of running a heater inside the pop up. Can anybody give me some pointers on how to avoid this, or make it easier to get the floor off the ice?

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    thanks for the invite!

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    black plastic and a throw rug worked great for me

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    I think I saw you guys out there. Were you in the Eskimo popup on the north end of the lake off of a small point?

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    yep, that was us
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    I havent tried them yet but last year I bought some foam puzzle mats from Trustworthy on the advice of another Alaskan icefisherman.
    Might be worth looking into.
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    That's not a bad idea, and I'm pretty sure I know where I can get a few of them
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    cheap blue tarp and then the carpet..works
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    We just sit in chairs on the ice...

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    Well when you get back in mid december hit me up and I will show you how much fun it is to ice fish in a t shirt! That pop up with a heater makes a huge difference, and with a floor it's much warmer inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckslayer56 View Post
    Well when you get back in mid december hit me up and I will show you how much fun it is to ice fish in a t shirt! That pop up with a heater makes a huge difference, and with a floor it's much warmer inside.

    I mean in chairs on the ice IN the shack! I have fished in a T shirt plenty of times. It's plenty warm w/o a floor, I thought, at least. Never fished with a floor, so I guess I don't know what I'm missing - just never felt like we needed one...

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    Well, I'll show you. Maybe we can head back up to Paxson lake and you can finally fill that caribou tag
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    We'll see. Still waiting on more snow...

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    i use the outdoor carpet in my tent and have for the last 3 years and i use a tarp and duct taped the crap out of it so none of the carpet was in wet areas and it seels up very nice and rolls in to a nice pack. due to the same problem i actualy had to go home and get a ice scraper to clean my mess on my first try of only carpet. just dont forget to stake it down if you plan on standing tarps get slick on snow and ice!

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    Duckslayer...Could you drive down the road to the boat landing? Can a guy drive on the lake with a 4X4? Do you need an extension on the auger yet? All it takes is one, then you cant get after em quick enough eh.

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    I'm not sure where the boat launch is, but there isn't much snow up there so if you have 4x4 you will probably be fine. There is about 2 to 2.5 feet of ice so I think you would be alright driving on the lake.
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    +1 for kasilof
    I've been using these puzzle mats for years, cheap, easy to lay out and take up. They make a big temperature difference in your pop up.

    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    I havent tried them yet but last year I bought some foam puzzle mats from Trustworthy on the advice of another Alaskan icefisherman.
    Might be worth looking into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    I havent tried them yet but last year I bought some foam puzzle mats from Trustworthy on the advice of another Alaskan icefisherman.
    Might be worth looking into.
    We use those in the Arctic Oven and it makes a huge difference.
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    Has any one here done any Pike fishing in Nancy Lake? I would like to get my two young sons hooked on ice fishing. I thinks they would really get a charge out of it. Any tips would be helpful. What kind of Tip ups, Pop ups, bait, heaters whatever you can share. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by blndmn View Post
    Has any one here done any Pike fishing in Nancy Lake? I would like to get my two young sons hooked on ice fishing. I thinks they would really get a charge out of it. Any tips would be helpful. What kind of Tip ups, Pop ups, bait, heaters whatever you can share. Thanks


    If you would please start a new thread on this topic.
    That way this one stays on topic and you'll probably get more responses.
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