Ice Fishing Contests

Ice Fishing Contests

Late  January and throughout February always seem to be the most active for ice fishing contests in Minnesota.  Whether it’s a small local lake or one of the larger contests they are a blast to be a part of.   Most tournaments donate the money to some type of charity or local service like a Fire Department.  This is a great way to give back to the community and have an excuse to go fishing plus you may even win…

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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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