I've had my ION 8" for a few seasons now and absolutely love it! Last season I added the attachment to do my hut anchors; it's a great addition because now I don't bring my electric drill for the anchors. I went from a hand auger to the ION. I thought about gas and propane but then I rented the ION about 5 years ago and was super impressed.
One thing if you fish very cold temps keep the battery in a lunch bag with a hand warmer. Other than that you should be golden.
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