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#6087353 - 01/24/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Deerwhacker444]  
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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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#6091161 - 01/25/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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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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#6091714 - 01/25/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: tipmover]  
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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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#6172422 - 02/13/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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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


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


#6175493 - 02/14/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: northern_dave]  
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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.

#6175922 - 02/14/12 Re: New ice fishing house (pics) [Re: Kaban]  
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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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#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?


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


#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.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]

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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#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?

#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..!


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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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