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Polly Pot Ice Holes

To maintain a true 8” auger hole due to ice build-up while hard-water fishing, an inexpensive solution is poly pots.

Poly pots are the plastic containers in which flowers are sold and they come in a variety of diameters and colors.

Take an 8” poly pot, cut the bottom off 4 inches from the pots’ lip and file the cut edges down. Then insert them into the augered holes.

Ice is easily removed from the inside of the poly pot with your skimmer, allowing you to maintain the same-diameter hole that you started out with. Some sunny days, the dark color of the poly pot absorbs enough heat to keep ice from forming in the hole.

Multiple poly pots nestle inside each other to conserve space and ease transport, too.

By Steve Yonker – Great Lakes Angler