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Well , ran out to the barn, grabbed the "old" offbrand (not a jiffy) 10" gas ice auger, walked up to house, 20 pulls won't start.Now mind you, this is normal, soo i cussed a bit, kinda stared with that steely eye stare, "you son of a b, are we going to play this game are weeee!!!" but like i said this is normal, as well as my reaction.
So i run in , set it on the kitchen table, ( i'm not married, see so i can do what I want), hmm ok gas tank off like the last 10 times i've used it, carb off, side plate off carb, yep stuck needle valve again, push push, ok back together like the last ten times, okkkk.Walk out on porch, and here's the secret, "ok you son of a b, either start or i'll buy one of those fancy, quiet ice drills the other guys have and we are done!!!"......first pull brr, stall, ok second pull, vrooooooom.....it drills 10" holes, which i might add my 9 1/2 inch boot fits in, very well.
So by chance your out fishing, and see a red loud "son of a b" ice drill punching massive holes........its me....you can use your fancey quiet drills, yea, go ahead, but when i fire up that nasty dirty icky, loud SOB, my testosterone soars man....eat you electric hearts out, oh yea.some of you guys use viagra, i just walk out on the porch, fire up that nasty loud SOB and walk in the house, oh yea i'm ready man.....i'm home dear......
Any man can use one of those razor sharp, fast cutting, lightweight, "pretty" electric drills, but when i fire up this, not as sharp, kinda bent auger, heavey as hell, gas auger, and i plant my ice cleats, and grab that freaking throttle, and that icky gas spewwwsss from the exhaust and those cleats buck as this mean nasty, SOB goes at what it does best, all i can think is "......man these guys hate this loud thing" so i throttle up and feel the cleats dig in as it trys to spin me.........but i hold fast, and smile, oh yea man, and no you can't buy it, it's alllllll mine.........
This is, by far, one of the best things I've ever read on this site. I'm crying laughing...
 

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Starting fluid is your friend...
not if the float or needle valve is stuck , it will run till starting fluid runs out and blahhh....
put in 6 hours behind raft, went off to the side outside of docks, out of the wind sorta, actually it was windless to a degree, didn't even need my coat on in shanty and hardly turn on the buddy heat.Got a few nice perch, and a cple gills.........good day.When i got out of truck by raft i was like OMG, then thought i'll go hide over dare......and it worked.......tomorrow is another day, .....retired is a LOT of off days, but i make use of every darn one ......
glad i picked that ramp at raft, much much better and now that its refrozen.perfect.
I fish darn near every day, when we get ice, if not by raft then out chasing some burbot at night......yep.....
I can catch one burbot, and after filets are done, it's like 15 perch soooo, ...( yea i know not like some of you guys that catch jumbo's, it's more like 3, lol) i just can't get the flip right on those beads, ok.
 

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not if the float or needle valve is stuck , it will run till starting fluid runs out and blahhh....
put in 6 hours behind raft, went off to the side outside of docks, out of the wind sorta, actually it was windless to a degree, didn't even need my coat on in shanty and hardly turn on the buddy heat.Got a few nice perch, and a cple gills.........good day.When i got out of truck by raft i was like OMG, then thought i'll go hide over dare......and it worked.......tomorrow is another day, .....retired is a LOT of off days, but i make use of every darn one ......
glad i picked that ramp at raft, much much better and now that its refrozen.perfect.
I fish darn near every day, when we get ice, if not by raft then out chasing some burbot at night......yep.....
I can catch one burbot, and after filets are done, it's like 15 perch soooo, ...( yea i know not like some of you guys that catch jumbo's, it's more like 3, lol) i just can't get the flip right on those beads, ok.
Let’s fish…I wanna catch a burbot..
 

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i caught my first ones this year, got 10 so far, and the first one i caught was 8.5 pds and 33.5 inches, so i put in for a master angler patch and certificate.......i've been chasing them for 10 years finally, figured it out, and if i go 40 min south i'm catching fish behind the raft, 30 minutes north and i'm catching burbot.....only thing is it seems the worse the weather the better. and it has to be N/NE/E wind, couldn't catch one if it was anything else just not there........
initially i thought, "ok, i can fish all day and burbot at night, yep, that will work" then i realized i do have to rest/sleep sometime so that plan is out...and clean fish and take a few minutes to eat, here or there.......
 

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Gotta be making ice today, -7 wind chill out here on upper straights lk.not a good time to start a monster, 31,000sq ft house.
It's making ice. I'm a "bucket" hopper. No shanty, no patience. I drilled 8 holes. By time made it back to 1st from 8th there was 1/4" ice on 1st one... Don't spend much time at any..
4 gills one crappie. 10,000 little gills, perch. Be a good couple fish sandwiches with Tenderloins tomorrow ;)
 

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That wind was so bad Sunday morning that me and pat had to attack it and hold her down to collapse…and we got are ass kicked and almost killed me…papa liver is a bad ass mother F R..he got her done by his self..
The struggle was real for sure lol. Shoulda seen me putting it back in the bag all wet and frozen hands. But I wanted that big Ol’ roomy shanty.
 

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Well it's finally looking like we're getting the weather we need, Hopefully no more high winds lol. 15 day forecast shows one day above freezing. Beginning to look like it's go time. May the Saint Clair whale hunt be a good one this year. Good luck and catch you on the hard side. And hopefully the Saginaw Bay will freeze up good. Do some ice camping on a extended whale hunt After some of them big Bay freaks.
 

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That wind was so bad Sunday morning that me and pat had to attack it and hold her down to collapse…and we got are ass kicked and almost killed me…papa liver is a bad ass mother F R..he got her done by his self..
Well , ran out to the barn, grabbed the "old" offbrand (not a jiffy) 10" gas ice auger, walked up to house, 20 pulls won't start.Now mind you, this is normal, soo i cussed a bit, kinda stared with that steely eye stare, "you son of a b, are we going to play this game are weeee!!!" but like i said this is normal, as well as my reaction.
So i run in , set it on the kitchen table, ( i'm not married, see so i can do what I want), hmm ok gas tank off like the last 10 times i've used it, carb off, side plate off carb, yep stuck needle valve again, push push, ok back together like the last ten times, okkkk.Walk out on porch, and here's the secret, "ok you son of a b, either start or i'll buy one of those fancy, quiet ice drills the other guys have and we are done!!!"......first pull brr, stall, ok second pull, vrooooooom.....it drills 10" holes, which i might add my 9 1/2 inch boot fits in, very well.
So by chance your out fishing, and see a red loud "son of a b" ice drill punching massive holes........its me....you can use your fancey quiet drills, yea, go ahead, but when i fire up that nasty dirty icky, loud SOB, my testosterone soars man....eat you electric hearts out, oh yea.some of you guys use viagra, i just walk out on the porch, fire up that nasty loud SOB and walk in the house, oh yea i'm ready man.....i'm home dear......
Any man can use one of those razor sharp, fast cutting, lightweight, "pretty" electric drills, but when i fire up this, not as sharp, kinda bent auger, heavey as hell, gas auger, and i plant my ice cleats, and grab that freaking throttle, and that icky gas spewwwsss from the exhaust and those cleats buck as this mean nasty, SOB goes at what it does best, all i can think is "......man these guys hate this loud thing" so i throttle up and feel the cleats dig in as it trys to spin me.........but i hold fast, and smile, oh yea man, and no you can't buy it, it's alllllll mine.........
Try Seafoam use 1 oz to a gallon, it works.
 

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So not LSC but it’s fishing either way lol. Couple buddies live on a private lake in lapeer county. Always get some nice fish. Not really quantity but quality when u get on em. Night bite is where it’s at out there. Started out kinda slow for me and my buddy but he finally popped a nice eye and it gave us a little hope. Then I got one right after. Wind was not being friendly at all. He lost 2 more good ones at the hole then I hooked into a tank. It got wrapped up in my other line at the hole. Couldn’t get the gaff in it, it was pushing at least 8# maybe more. Buh Bye she went Fart Noise. We were about to call it then I hooked into a screamer. I said this is the one dude! This is my mounter eye. Welp wasn’t an eye but a pretty dandy slimer. Not sure how long it was but was definitely eating well. Thing was a Pitbull I swear. Took longer to get it off the minnow bucket lid than it took to land it lol. Was a pretty fun time gotta say tho. Wish I didn’t have gorilla hands or that fish woulda looked 5# bigger lol.
 

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Today today is the only day it will be above freezing for the next 14 days, Hopefully that is correct. Getting thicker ice every day. Hopefully the water will clear up at the zoo. That will turn them big girls on, Good luck and be safe and hookem in the lips on a gold true turn
 

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So not LSC but it’s fishing either way lol. Couple buddies live on a private lake in lapeer county. Always get some nice fish. Not really quantity but quality when u get on em. Night bite is where it’s at out there. Started out kinda slow for me and my buddy but he finally popped a nice eye and it gave us a little hope. Then I got one right after. Wind was not being friendly at all. He lost 2 more good ones at the hole then I hooked into a tank. It got wrapped up in my other line at the hole. Couldn’t get the gaff in it, it was pushing at least 8# maybe more. Buh Bye she went Fart Noise. We were about to call it then I hooked into a screamer. I said this is the one dude! This is my mounter eye. Welp wasn’t an eye but a pretty dandy slimer. Not sure how long it was but was definitely eating well. Thing was a Pitbull I swear. Took longer to get it off the minnow bucket lid than it took to land it lol. Was a pretty fun time gotta say tho. Wish I didn’t have gorilla hands or that fish woulda looked 5# bigger lol.
Only you Papa,love your stories too,that fish has got to be 45”?
 

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Nice gator!
 
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