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Bear Creek electric hand drill ice auger conversion kit from K&E Stopper Lures

Bear Creek electric hand drill ice auger conversion kit from K&E Stopper Lures

In today’s age of mobile ice fishing, a traditional gas auger is becoming more of an inconvenience. They are expensive, heavy and you have to mix the gas. They generally leak over time, and let’s not forget the fumes.

Enter the Bear Creek Ice Auger Conversion Kit. Designed for most hand augers – it fits my Strikemaster like a glove – the conversion kit from K&E Tackle turns your conventional battery operated hand drill into an electric auger. Add the auger adapter to your auger, attach to your battery operated drill, and you’re ready to go. Also included is a retainer plate so you don’t lose your auger. Be sure to add this on to your auger before you start drilling your holes.

I find a 20V lithium battery works best for me and my 5″ auger. Typically I can drill as many holes as I need in a good day of ice fishing. You can find the auger adapter kits at Meijer or many of your favorite sporting goods store.

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Joe Devera About the Author: Joe DeVera is a tournament ice fisherman from Southeast Michigan. Gaining interest with his local newspaper and public access channel, Joe has had a chance to promote the sport of ice fishing on a limited basis and is excited at the opportunity to help grow the sport and the companies he represents. Working with various companies and websites Joe has had the opportunity to work various trade shows along with writing articles on a variety of ice fishing topics as well as several reviews. Giving back through education is important to Joe, therefore he is dedicated to giving seminars and making videos aimed at teaching tips and tricks through social media, Also donating his time with the NAIFC's Kids Camp as well as other youth oriented ice fishing events. As a member of the J&E Ice Fishing team, Joe spent the 2015 season honing his skills as a tournament angler on a small local circuit where he and his partner compiled five top 5 finishes, including two 3rd place as well as “Big Gill” award. Fishing the NAIFC series, Joe and partner Bill Banghart have two top 10 finishes and consecutively finished in the top 15 in Team of the Year points the past two seasons.

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