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

How thick's the ice?


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


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#6178850 - 02/15/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: yukonal]  
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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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#6791226 - 08/20/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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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.

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Anxious for ice.

grin



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


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


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White Bear sometimes treads on thin ice...
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#6795693 - 08/21/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: White_Bear]  
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Yeah but...then what would I do?



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


#6811007 - 08/26/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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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.

Dober


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#6812627 - 08/27/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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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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#6816382 - 08/28/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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Is that a custom trailer or is there a dealer for them?

Bravo

#6816389 - 08/28/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: waskie]  
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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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#6819773 - 08/29/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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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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#6834621 - 09/02/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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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..!


Scott
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#6836835 - 09/03/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: 358wsm]  
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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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#6839356 - 09/04/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: LouisB]  
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that can be a problem. We usually lower the houses onto some blocking to keep it off the ice a little. Or, with a house like this one you can lower it right onto the ice while you are out there fishing (with the house heat on). then before you leave you can crank it up onto it's wheels so the frame is off the ice.



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#6843908 - 09/05/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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The Taj Mahal of houses Dave! Very nice.
I'm hoping for a early and long ice fishing season!


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#6860527 - 09/10/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: tipmover]  
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Looking a nice ice fishing house.






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#7175573 - 12/12/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: emilyee]  
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I got the under side of the new house sprayed with spray foam insulation yesterday. I also added 2 fishing holes to the floor, 11 holes now.

The ice is getting thicker, soon it will be safe to pull these big houses out on the lakes.



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#7179582 - 12/13/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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How are you sitting for ice Dave?
I talked with the marina owner where I fish yesterday and they are still launching boats.


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#7181414 - 12/14/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: tipmover]  
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I'm hearing good things for the lake I fish.

Sounds like 10" on average as of today.

I could be thinking about pulling the big house out there soon.



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#7194361 - 12/17/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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Jealousy has hit, Dave!

I HAVE to get up there!


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