best ways to keep open a hole...

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by ducksandbucks, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. ducksandbucks

    ducksandbucks Well-Known Member

    just wondering if anyone has some secret ways to opening and or keepn holes open with the weather we are about to get. fields sloughs timber... other than using an ice eater
  2. Stay all nite there and run your boat through it every once in a while .

  3. CutDown

    CutDown Well-Known Member

    A raft of about a thousand mallards should do the trick...
  4. jhw

    jhw Well-Known Member

    Have your wife stay there and run in circles all night. :wink:
  5. shiftymcfive01

    shiftymcfive01 Super Member<br>2011 Turkey Contest Winner<br>2013

    Shifty has no idea
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  6. birdman24

    birdman24 Well-Known Member

    good luck in the rice fields..they usually suck when it freezes anyway
  7. BDW

    BDW Premium Member<br>Merganser Slayer<br>2011 Turkey

    A strategically placed trolling motor or two might help....:shrug:
  8. Greenhead Jed

    Greenhead Jed Active Member

  9. ducks an diesels

    ducks an diesels Well-Known Member

    All you need is a mud motor there want be one piece of ice left in the hole just stand behind a tree while sombodys running the motor there will be ice flying 4 atleast 100 yards around the hole .:up:
  10. shiftymcfive01

    shiftymcfive01 Super Member<br>2011 Turkey Contest Winner<br>2013

  11. CrappieMaster220

    CrappieMaster220 Well-Known Member

    I've got a homemade decoy that uses a bilge pump to move water around the decoy itself... Does wonders for preventing your hole from freezing up...

    Brings in the ducks too :up:
  12. snydedawg

    snydedawg Well-Known Member

    If it gets as cold as they claim.... look for big water is all I can suggest.

    Turning on a pump is about the best you can do in the field and that gets mighty deep in a pocket... QUICK!!!!
  13. duckboy32

    duckboy32 Well-Known Member

  14. coonnutz

    coonnutz Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking either claymores or dynamite should do the trick:clap:
  15. kwackwacker809

    kwackwacker809 Well-Known Member

    Just bust a hold big enough for a bucket and dip out enough water for a thin layer over the ice. Or mallard machine. Pulsator jerk string and big fire on front of boat
  16. kwackwacker809

    kwackwacker809 Well-Known Member

    Also sleeping in and watching rntv is good on really cold days
  17. fowlen

    fowlen Well-Known Member

    rock salt.. by the truck loads..
  18. BIG DOG

    BIG DOG Member-2018 Spring Team Turkey Contest Winner

    it won't keep the hole open but it makes it look like its open.....BLEACH we used it on millwood in the past and it works wonders:up:
  19. MollyWhop

    MollyWhop Well-Known Member

    Probably go around after you get done hunting and pick up a few limits of dead fish too..:razz:
  20. green_head_getter

    green_head_getter Super Member<br>2010 Bowhunting Contest Winner