Ice Fishing

Why Electric Ice Augers are the Best Buy

Commercial grade electric ice augers like the StrikeMaster 40V (https://goo.gl/iYAV3v) have taken the ice fishing world by storm. Rugged build quality, reliability and long lasting battery life good for more holes than you can drill in a day deliver ice anglers exceptional value without any downside. Wired2Fish's Ryan DeChaine walks us through two popular electric auger configurations and when to use each. He starts by providing an overview of a full-sized electric auger equipped with an 8'' drill. This is the go-to setup when targeting bigger fish like walleye and pike. A smaller and more compact cordless hammer drill paired with a 5-6'' drill is often favored when chasing panfish; this setup is extremely lightweight and fast.