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Old 11-18-2017, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I fish Granby all the time and have used a 10" gas auger forever. I am considering changing to the 8" Ion or other electric. Just wanted some other others opinions. Do you think I will regret downsizing my hole size? I have only been close to the girth on a laker once and it was when we were putting it back not coming out. Thanks!
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IMO... 8" is plenty big for fish size. If you do any sight fishing, the extra 2" of visibility you gain with a 10" makes a bigger difference toward the positive than you would think. Not sure if the diff in battery usage would be something to consider.
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IMO... 8" is plenty big for fish size. If you do any sight fishing, the extra 2" of visibility you gain with a 10" makes a bigger difference toward the positive than you would think. Not sure if the diff in battery usage would be something to consider.
Thanks I'm usually fishing deep at the bottom so not much to look at. I have not seen any of the battery powered augers bigger than 8".
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shoot you'd even be fine with six inch, most fish in Colorado will come through a six inch just fine, what happens when you start down sizing holes is you must get your fish finder cord out quicker but I use a seven inch and never had concern about fish coming through.
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8" is plenty! At least that's what i've been told-
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shoot you'd even be fine with six inch, most fish in Colorado will come through a six inch just fine, what happens when you start down sizing holes is you must get your fish finder cord out quicker but I use a seven inch and never had concern about fish coming through.
What Glenn said. And if it were me I would make the switch to a Milwaukee drill/Clam plate setup with a 7" Lazer. Light, dependable, always starts, no gas smell. You can always move up to an 8" blade later if you want.
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What Glenn said. And if it were me I would make the switch to a Milwaukee drill/Clam plate setup with a 7" Lazer. Light, dependable, always starts, no gas smell. You can always move up to an 8" blade later if you want.
Im anxious to try my 8"Mora with the new M-18.
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The k-drill looks amazing!
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If I can`t see what I`m fishing for I feel like I`m missing 90% of the fun. I drill 4 10"ers in my hut. Love to see what`s going on.

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8" is plenty big enough for Granby, but I like 10" myself also. I love watching big lakers under 10" hole
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