Luxury Ice Fishing Huts: Is This Really Ice Fishing?


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An ice shanty (also called an ice shack, ice house, fishing shanty, fish house, fish coop, bobhouse,ice hut, or darkhouse) is a portable shed placed on a frozen lake to provide shelter during ice fishing. They can be as small and cheap as a plastic tarp draped over a frame of two-by-fours, or as expensive as a small cabin with heat, bunks, electricity and cooking facilities.

More durable ice houses are generally left on a lake for the duration of the ice fishing season, although this can cause problems, such as thaws and re-freezing causing houses to be immoveably frozen onto the lake. Lighter, cheaper versions can collapse into a package to be moved from lake to lake during the season.

Many northern communities have developed bodies of laws about the operation of ice shanties - frequently including dates by which they must be removed, even if the ice can still hold them.

Here are eight ice fishing huts so nice, they are definitely not considered “roughing it.”

Temperatures are dropping and it’s officially time to hit the ice. The more comfortable you are, the longer you’ll fish and therefore will catch more fish, right?

Any of these eight luxury ice fishing shacks would be perfect for any winter ice fishing trip.

1. Ice Palace

2. All the essentials and then some.

3. Poker and Fresh Walleye

4. Tiny house on the ice.

5. Comfortable and Functional

6. Eat, Sleep, Ice Fish

7. Mid-winter ice fishing in jeans and flannel.

8. Simple and Effective

Love or scoff at luxury ice fishing, you have to admit it would be nice to fish with the comfort and warmth the shelters offer. Would you fish out of these ice fishing huts?

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