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Hole Hopping: A Technique for Ice Anglers On The Move

Ice fishing can be a rewarding and exciting way to spend a winter day, but it's not always easy to catch fish. Sometimes, even the most experienced anglers can struggle to get a bite. That's where hole hopping comes in.

Hole hopping is a technique that involves drilling multiple holes in the ice and moving from spot to spot until you find the fish. This method requires a bit more work and preparation, but it can be a game-changer when the fish aren't biting in one particular spot.


To successfully hole hop, you'll need to bring along some key equipment. An ice auger is essential for drilling holes quickly and efficiently. You'll also want to have a sonar device to help you locate fish, as well as a rod and reel that are appropriate for the type of fish you're targeting.

This is where the RAZR Ice Augers come in as a game-changer for hole hoppers. The Scout®, Lite, and Ultra models are designed to be lightweight and portable, enabling quick and easy movement around the ice. These augers use a brushless drill, making drilling fast and efficient. Not only that, but they also provide the best value for the money with a 3 to 5 year warranty and affordable replacement blades. With a RAZR Ice Auger, you can spend more time fishing and less time drilling, making it the perfect tool for any ice angler.


Once you've drilled your first hole, use your sonar device to scan the area and see if there are any fish nearby. If you don't see anything after a few minutes, it's time to move on to the next hole. Try drilling holes in a pattern, such as a grid, so that you can cover a larger area and increase your chances of finding fish.

When you do find a promising spot, be sure to give it enough time before moving on. Sometimes fish take a while to bite, so it's important to be patient. If you've given it a good amount of time and still aren't having any luck, move on to the next spot.

Hole hopping can be a fun and effective way to catch fish during the winter months. It requires a bit more effort than simply setting up in one spot and waiting, but the rewards can be well worth it. Give it a try on your next ice fishing trip and see if you can increase your catch rate!

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