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Month: January 2019

StrikeMaster Ice Auger – Fuel Leak

StrikeMaster Ice Auger – Fuel Leak

The other day I noticed that my StrikeMaster ice auger had a slow gas leak, the carb was rebuilt only 3 years ago and I am meticulous when it comes to summerizing or winterizing my gear.  I had my doubts about the float needle being the culprit, but that wasn’t the case. After emptying what was left in the fuel tank, which wasn’t much as most of it had already leaked out, a couple of nuts held it onto the…

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Weekend Warmup

Weekend Warmup

The weather and fish were certainly cooperating this last weekend, the West metro topped out at 44 degrees and the fish were hungry.  After a dozen holes were drilled it didn’t take long to find some fish.  Most people were walking out as I did but there was a good 9″ of solid clear ice and 3-4″ of white ice on top of that, there were a few full sized trucks out there but for the most part everyone parked…

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