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    Default Questions about pike spearing

    I have all of the gear except for a saw to cut the hole, it is still in route to Alaska. My question is can I use my auger to drill a hole large enough to spear through or is it just a pain without a saw?

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    If you have a 10" auger you should be able to get 4 holes in a square and get away with it

    only thing I don't like about that is if your fishing a local lake. You won't have a big chunk(s) to put back in the hole. It's always been a safety issue IMO.



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    I was thinking about bringing a saw and cutting some branches off a tree on the island at fire lake to put across the hole. Atleast it would be something.

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    No chunks with the auger but still get the slush, fill the hole with the slush and stand the sticks up vertically to mark the hole when finished...




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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm View Post
    No chunks with the auger but still get the slush, fill the hole with the slush and stand the sticks up vertically to mark the hole when finished...




    Solid advice. Never leave a potential safety hazard unmarked. For your own safety as well as the safety of young children and anyone who may be in the vicinity or use the lake.



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    A little more work but quite doable with an auger. I grew up spearing in SD and most of the time we used 10 inch augers. Just figure out how big you want and start drilling. Most of our holes were 3x4 I believe. You still get a decent chunk of ice with that if you have a chipping bar to help get it out.

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    Auger and spud (aka chipping bar) will suffice just fine. Drill 6 holes next to each other (3 by 2) then chip out whats left. Helpful hint...when drilling the holes, dont have them actually touching each other. Augers work way better when the hole isnt filled with water already.

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    Chainsaw and hay hooks work great. Drain the bar oil first so you don't make a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIVIN907 View Post
    Chainsaw and hay hooks work great. Drain the bar oil first so you don't make a mess.
    I take it you missed the part when he said this:

    Quote Originally Posted by homer907 View Post
    I have all of the gear except for a saw to cut the hole, it is still in route to Alaska.
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    You took it right. Good Job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIVIN907 View Post
    You took it right. Good Job!!
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    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    All i used was a auger i managed to get it done but it took forever I ended up getting 3/8 pike I threw at I'm definetly a rookie at spearing but it was very fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer907 View Post
    I ended up getting 3/8 pike I threw at.....!
    If you're actually throwing that might be why, try dropping...
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    Today i got 4 pike biggest one was 27 inches nearly 6 pounds.

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