Hey all. Been enjoying learning from the forum lurking. We live in Seward, and are looking to expand our ever-growing fishing hobby (salt, fly, etc.) to include ice fishing. Probably mostly road based, wherever really.
3 main questions:
1. What kind of auger is recommended? And size (8", 10", etc)? I am not interested in doing it by hand really. Been looking at the cordless drill conversions. How do they work in the cold here? Or go all-out and get a nice gas-powerered?
2. What's a good setup for rod/reels? Looking for trout, pike, char, etc. Obviously a big pike might be a different rig than some little rainbows, but ideally, at the start, I'd like something that is "good enough" for the gamut until I can figure out more.
3. As far as bait/lures, I am at no loss of those from our other fishing. A friend uses Vibrax type lures and likes them. I have a ton of those. Any specific lures I "must" buy before starting? Also heard shrimp, herring, Powerbait, etc.
Anything else I'm forgetting?