Ice Fishing Is Not Cold With The Right Shelter

By: Craig Thornburrow

Fishing is most commonly talked about in the spring summer and fall however your avid fisherman will fish all year long.? The thicker the ice the better for most ice fisherman. Ice fishing sound very cold but if you have the right shelter or ice house you can be as toasty as sitting in your own home.

An ice fishing shelter is a great way to start out ice fishing.? A shelter is mobile so that you can go to any lake at any time.? A shelter is more of a protective covering than anything.? It gives you shelter from the weather and it will allow you to have a small heater to keep warm with.? Many shelters are simply like a tent with hard flooring.? Many other styles of ice fishing shelters are folding, all terrain vehicle mounted, and home built and flip over ones.?? If you are planning on fishing on just one lake you may want to look at a more permanent shelter.

Permanent shelter also known as ice fishing house are constructed directly on the ice.? Some people will build it then haul it out on the ice.? Building your own ice house is like building your own ice clubhouse.? Make it however you want to.

Some places you can rent ice houses for fishing expeditions and they have fireplaces, kitchens and beds in them.? Make your ice fishing house a home away from home but be aware of the dangers of ice fishing.

Ice fishing is great fun but as with everything else in life there are dangers that accompany this fun sport.? Always growing up you hear no ice is safe ice, well that is true no matter how old you are.? When going out to walk on the ice it needs to be at least 4 inches of solid ice, to drive on the ice it needs to be 12 inches and to have a house on it you need to have 14 -18 inches of good solid ice.?

The beginning and the end of the season are the most dangerous times to be ice fishing.? The ice will vary in thickness at these times. Being aware of these simply rules can save your life while enjoying the sport of ice fishing?? Good luck with getting the catch of the day!

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