From Panfish to Pike - How to Choose the Right Size Ice Auger Hole
If you're planning on ice fishing this winter, it's essential to have the right equipment, and that includes an ice auger. One of the most important decisions you'll make is selecting the right size ice auger hole for your intended catch. In this guide, we'll explore the different ice auger hole sizes, from 4 inches to 10 inches, and help you understand which size is right for the fish you're targeting.
The RAZR Scout® 4" Ice Auger is a valuable tool for checking ice thickness, no matter if it's first ice, chunk ice, or layered ice. In this blog post titled "Ice Fishing 101: When To Use A 4 Inch Ice Auger," the importance of knowing the thickness of the ice before venturing out on it is emphasized. The RAZR Scout® 4" Ice Auger is an affordable and reliable option that is made of high-quality steel and has easily replaceable blades. It can be easily attached to a 1/2” chuck brushless drill, allowing you to quickly and efficiently check the ice thickness. With an adjustable height ranging from 31 to 42 inches and a 5-year warranty, the RAZR Scout® 4" Ice Auger is the perfect tool for any ice angler, especially when checking ice thickness early or late in the season.
A RAZR Scout® 5-inch auger bit is ideal for ice fishing on lakes known for panfish, bluegill, crappie, or perch, as it makes drilling holes easier, less tiring, and allows for more holes to be drilled. Smaller holes prevent fish from turning around and escaping, increasing the chances of catching more fish. RAZR Scout® 5" Ice Auger is a reliable and efficient choice for drilling smaller holes, which connects directly to a brushless drill, making it easy to use and transport. The 5-inch hole size is an excellent option for anglers looking to catch panfish, bluegill, crappie, or perch, increase their chances of success, and have a more enjoyable fishing trip
For ice fishing, a 6-inch hole is a commonly used size that is suitable for catching panfish, medium-sized fish like trout and eater walleyes. The advantages of a 6-inch hole include easier and faster drilling, as well as reducing the likelihood of fish escaping by swimming back down the hole. However, it's important to note that larger fish can still be caught with a 6-inch hole if played properly. It's also important to check that any sonar equipment being used will fit in a 6-inch hole. Overall, a 6-inch hole is a versatile option for most ice fishing needs. RAZR offers a 6" hole size in all product lines: Scout, Lite, Ultra.
A RAZR Scout® 7-inch auger provides several benefits. The weight of a lighter auger is easier to haul out onto the ice, making it a great option throughout the season when compared to most 8-inch ice augers. A 7-inch hole is less likely for fish to swim back down the hole, making it easier to land the fish. Moreover, it moves 60% less material at the bottom of the hole compared to an 8-inch auger, reducing the strain on your drill battery and arms. Large fish like pike and walleye can still be caught with a 7-inch hole, but it requires proper technique. Overall, a 7-inch hole is a versatile option for a variety of fish and makes the ice fishing experience more efficient and enjoyable.
An 8-inch ice auger is a versatile and popular option that can accommodate most fish up to walleye, pike, and lake trout. RAZR Hand Powered Ice Augers are a great choice for beginners and are available in 4-8 inch sizes. For faster cutting, RAZR Hand Powered Ice Augers with Curved Blades are an excellent choice, while RAZR Scout Ice Auger and RAZR Synthetic Ultra are ideal for those who want to use a brushless drill. The RAZR Synthetic Ultra, designed for ice anglers who demand the best, is lightweight, efficient, and can be operated with an 18v+ Brushless Electric Drill or a Lithium Ice Auger Power Head.
The 10" ice auger is an excellent addition to the RAZR 40V Lithium Powerhead, specially designed for catching giant lake trout, trophy pike, and mega sturgeon with rod and reel. With its Pro Curved Blades, this auger drills a clean and precise 10" hole through the ice, allowing anglers to fight big fish with ease. The RAZR 40V Lithium and its 7 Amp-Hour battery provides the necessary power and stability to make quick work of even the thickest ice, making it an ideal tool for ice fishing enthusiasts who want to stay ahead of the game. Whether you are a seasoned angler or just starting, the 10" auger and the RAZR 40V Lithium will help you get the most out of your ice fishing experience.