Ice fishing can be whatever you want it to be.
You can sit in comfort in a ice fishing RV all day waiting for a fish to come by. The only time you need to go outside is when you want to move to a new area.
Or you can sit on a pail, moving whenever your instincts tell you it’s time to move.
Following are four manufactures of ice fishing houses.
Salem Ice Cabin
Choose one of six models each with plenty of room to move about in while you wait for the big one. With six fishing holes in each model there should be plenty of action. You’ll even have a place to fry up a few when you get hungry on the 3-burner range with large oven.
Salem Ice Cabins range from 20 feet 5 inches to 24 feet 1 inch.
The Salem Ice Fish House is manufactured by Forest River, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
True North Ice Lodge
Ice fish in the comfort of a True North Ice Lodge. Choose one of six models each with plenty of room to move about in while you wait for the big one. With six fishing holes in each model (one model offers eight fishing holes) there should be plenty of action. You’ll even have a place to fry up a few when you get hungry on the 3-burner range with large oven.
With the touch of a few switches, the True North Ice Lodge can be lowered to the ice making your ice fishing experience a breeze. Salem Ice Cabins range from 20 feet 5 inches to 24 feet 1 inch.
The True North Ice Lodge is manufactured by Forest River, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
You know the fish are out there. Now you can get to them while staying warm, sheltered, and comfortable in an Ice Haven from Gulf Stream Coach. Rugged construction, winter-weather insulation, a powerful furnace, a galley, and bunks mean no fish is safe.
The Ice Haven 20FH comes in a length of 25 feet 1 inch with a GVWR of 5,500 pounds. Standard features include a 20,000 BTU furnace, three-burner range with oven, and six fishing holes.
The Ice Haven is manufactured by Gulf Stream Coach.
Ice Seeker is a hard shell fish house that is fast and easy to set up and is built to fit your needs, whether it’s for fishing, hunting, or camping. Built with every luxury you need for solitary use or fishing with all your friends.
The Ice Seeker is available in two floor plans with an exterior length of 20 feet 2 inches and 21 feet 8 inches. Standard features an 18,000 BTU furnace, three-burner range top with oven, and five ice fishing holes.
The Ice Seeker is manufactured by Crossroads RV.
‘Twas Night Before Christmas – Ice Fishing Version
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ice fishing shelter,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a minnow;
The rods were all sitting by the ice holes with care,
In hopes that a walleye soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their parkas,
While visions of crappies danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my fur cap,
Had just got to fishing a new spot on the map,
When down through the hole my bobber plunged like a stone,
I grabbed for the rod and heard my reel groan.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a 30 inch walleye, hooked in the rear,
Since he was foul hooked he was lively and quick,
I knew a good capture would be a real trick.
I stuck in my hand, and pulled up the fish,
I finally had gotten my holiday wish.
He was golden in color, from his head to his tail,
We snapped a quick photo, he’s not bound for the pail.
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the spot on his tail was as white as the snow;
The end of my thumb he held tight in his teeth,
It hurt quite a bit and I let out a shriek.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
I lowered him back to the hole for release,
And he slid from my hands as if he’d been greased.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he swam out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and keep your lines tight.”
—Tom Uehling, 2008