Turkey Mountain Ale from the mountains of Iowa - Jason is drinking a home brew qualifies as an old man beer
Chris moved up to the Legend status, so will be sending him out a hat. Thanks for your support Chris. A zoom meeting will be coming up soon for our patrons. We also talk to about how to get discord on your phone. Here patrons can chat about ice fishing. We ran into Leo a patron on the second floor at the ice fishing show. Its always great to meet our patrons in person. We tried to meet some other patrons at the show but were not able to connect.
Screen is in the lid and he has a direction finder to show what way his camera is going. Different than a panner. Unsure why this is better than a case but I suppose its kinda cool? Love that its home made
Jason talks about how to calibrate your ice chisel as you gage the amount of ice on the lake. Things such as your arm strength and chisel or spud bar type can affect how thick you are testing the ice. As always there is no safe ice and be careful early season.
Tim Asks About Minnows
When do you use a full minnow, head vs cut off the tail. Charlie says to cut the tail off if your minnow is to active. If the fish are finnicky use a fish head to get the fish to bite the hook. Jeff has used minnow heads less than tails. Jason says minnow heads and Cheetos are a bad combination. Start with a whole minnow, if that is not working then switch to a minnow head or tail. If your bait is getting stolen then move to minnow heads.
Q: Critical things to increase your odds on the ice
A: Hope and Prayers
Check out hard water freaks for there big event Saturday January 29th. Looks like a great time and we would love to go. https://bit.ly/3rL9G69
Topic - St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
Jeff and Jason get together in person since last ice in March 2020.
Ran into Joe Ole and Original Ole. Who is the OG Ole we just don't know. Ran into Brian from the short rod show, Corey a Patron and Brian from Red Door Resort. Its like a big family reunion.
The one with the full door. Brother Matt explains that people are not he shape of triangles so doors should not be that shape. This ice shack is a hub shack with a full door to the ice. So when you have all your heavy gear on you don't trip over the door. Also much easier to get your stuff in the shack.
Jason uses a drill setup on a Pistolbit https://amzn.to/3oADKz9 auger. This lets you disconnect your auger from your drill quickly and then drill in your hub ice anchors then quickly connect back to your auger.
These are unique bobber stops that are small. Use these with a foam yellow calm ice buster bobber. The bobber stops I find the string is to thick, so this is an alternative. You need a special pair of pliers to these on. Jason is very skeptical of these fancy bobber stops.
This will cut your line instead of your teeth or tweezers. This works even on braid, which can be a problem with some other line cutters. It also makes a clean cut for super thin line and small lures. Sometimes you bite this line and it will flatten the line and not go through the eyelet of your lure. You wont have this problem with line Cutterz.