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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Deerwhacker444] #6087353 01/24/12
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Here's my new track machine for pulling the house around.

[Linked Image]

I sold the orange tucker last spring, it was awesome but it was slow and expensive to run. This yellow one is geared higher. It goes much faster and is way easier on fuel.

Future plans are to convert the cab to full length like this one for hauling passengers.

[Linked Image]


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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6091161 01/25/12
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Now that's how you roll! Very cool Dave. Does a machine like that make one a popular person? I could see becoming a "Good Buddy" pretty easily with one of those.


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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: tipmover] #6091714 01/25/12
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Yes, people tend to take an interest in the machine, especially right after snowstorms when they have big fish houses way out on the lake and they can't get to them with the truck.

lol.

no damn snow this winter so far though.



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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6172422 02/13/12
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Originally Posted by northern_dave
Here's my new track machine for pulling the house around.

[Linked Image]

I sold the orange tucker last spring, it was awesome but it was slow and expensive to run. This yellow one is geared higher. It goes much faster and is way easier on fuel.


Bought a frikkin' trail groomer to go fishin'. You're amazing...

grin


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I should have just
bought a [bleep] T3...


Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6175493 02/14/12
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Wow... I've never seen a "house" that big for ice fishing. Congrats.

Did you guys have much of an ice fishing season this year? We barely got several inches of snow this whole winter in IL and the temperatures haven't been low enough for thick enough ice. I don't think I have seen one person ice fish this year which is very unusual in my ten plus years living in this state.

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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Kaban] #6175922 02/14/12
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We're still hard at it, ice fishing wont end up here for a long time.

yukonal, I'm very sorry about Minnesota's lack of snow this winter, it's completely my fault for buying this big snow machine.

crazy



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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6178810 02/15/12
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You been catchin' any keeper 'eyes, or mostly saugers?

How thick's the ice?


Originally Posted by archie_james_c
I should have just
bought a [bleep] T3...


Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: yukonal] #6178850 02/15/12
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fishing slowed some in Feb but we've been getting nice eyes, saugers and big perch.

Ice must be 30" +


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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6791226 08/20/12
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Well, I'm bumping this thread to report some changes to the hard water fishing equipment.

We've made an upgrade to our ice fishing house.

Old foamy is being replaced with this.

[Linked Image]

The house is 8'x20' with a V front so 24' total. It's in the lowered position in the picture above. With the turn of the lift cranks on each side and also the tongue it raises itself up onto it's wheels.

Inside pics.

[Linked Image]

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Anxious for ice.

grin



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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6791378 08/20/12
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Veddy Nice!


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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Rooster7] #6794390 08/21/12
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Can you get me a job where you work?


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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: White_Bear] #6795693 08/21/12
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Yeah but...then what would I do?



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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6810816 08/26/12
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Thats a sweet wheelhouse.


Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6811007 08/26/12
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Way cool Dave! You're off the charts my man.

How's the deer and grouse hunting gonna be this fall? I'm thinking about a week in DL for the opener.

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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Mark R Dobrenski] #6812627 08/27/12
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I think deer is going to be fine around DL, not sure about birds. Up this way the fighter jet type chickens had a good hatch (sharp tail and hungarians). I'm not sure about the timber chickens. Our deer around camp seem to be making a bit of a comeback now that the TB war on deer is over (crossing fingers).

We had such an early spring and a nice summer, I'm not sure on the ruffed grouse hatch but I can't think of why it would have been down.



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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6816382 08/28/12
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Is that a custom trailer or is there a dealer for them?

Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: waskie] #6816389 08/28/12
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look up ice castle fish houses.

I think they are built in Montevideo MN.

There are several other manufacturers out there for this sort of thing too.


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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Mark R Dobrenski] #6819773 08/29/12
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Originally Posted by Mark R Dobrenski
Way cool Dave! You're off the charts my man.

How's the deer and grouse hunting gonna be this fall? I'm thinking about a week in DL for the opener.

Dober


Looks like the Ruffies are in the downward decline of the 10 year cycle.

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/recreation/hunting/grouse/grouse_survey_report12.pdf



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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave] #6834621 09/02/12
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Gezzz Dave,

It seems like only yesterday when you put together "Old Foamy" and I thought that Ice House was quite the rig, but now this...Wow.!

Very Cool, Man.. Very, very cool..!


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Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: 358wsm] #6836835 09/03/12
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Forgive the ignorance of one who lives where the water never even gets hard enough to walk on, let alone drive . . .

How do you keep the fish houses from freezing solid to the lake ice surface, or how do you beak it loose if it does??


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