I swear some of those holes people punch on those lakes...I'm shocked kids haven't drowned or there a thread about "lost my vexilar" down the hole.
Why do people use 8+ inch holes
I love my 10" for thick ice and game fish. it is way easier to get fish turned up the hole. I will never give it up but i just bought a 8" lite flite for when i am panfishing or ice is thinner.
8” holes are great you can get most anything through them I personally don’t have one for my drill set up or I’d use it.i have a 7” that I can’t use cos I’m missing a bolt for hook up so I’m relegated to a 6” which is great for pan fishing,I really like the 7” for an all around hole though too,as far as kids I bring my boys from time to time I don’t get a lot of fishing done with them usually spend more time watching them and trying to get them on fish.You can step in any of them and turn and ankle if your not looking kinda like the saying “keep your head on a swivel “when the Kids are with most of us aren’t fishing that much anyway,
I believe people use 8 and 10 inch holes is because they can.If they are not breaking any laws,get over it.
Huh? That 100% looks like a hole.
Lmao. No we shouldn't ban anything. The point is, everyone is responsible for their own kids safety, since life is full of hazards, and we can't possibly ban things until there are no hazzards, the options are 1 watch your kids better and not make excuses, or 2 keep them at home until the risk is reduced. At no point did I say "kids should be banned from the ice". A bit of reading comprehension goes a long way...
1 you should be watching them, they are kids, and using the excuse of "I turned my head and my kid fell in a hole" is something only an idiot would say. They are your kids, it's your job to watch them, do a bad job and that's on you. 2 if your kid can fall completely in a legal sized hole, they have no business on the ice, especially if you can't be bothered to watch them. They can stay at home until big enough/old enough that the consequences of a mistake isnt fatal. I didn't take my small kids on the ice, same as I didn't take them on the river during the spring melt for the walleye run. Too risky for someone so small and ill equipped for the conditions. There is your "blah blah blah"
I really didn't think a bunch of grown men would get so offended or I wouldn't have asked. I'm assuming everyone posting doesn't own one big crescent wrench.
Greatly increases my ability to land a Great Lakes Steelhead or Brown trout that sometimes can push 20 lbs. They are aggressive fighting fish.
I would bet that there are far more injuries from people stepping in unfinished holes. They form a bucket hidden in the snow that can be treacherous.
By the way, I own 2-8”, 2-10” and if I could find a 12” I would get it for certain situations.