Bundle up for Ice Fishing
Standing on a frozen lake, thousands of thousands of fish lie beneath your feet and it's your job to catch as many as you can; ice fishing is an incredible experience. Just you and nature. For those of you who have never ventured up north, braving the cold to catch a fish, you really should give it a try. Ice fishing is distinct to living up north, and some who aren't from the far north may even think ice fishing is little bizarre.
However, once you get past the staring at a hole all day idea, the appeal becomes apparent. In fact, there are many reasons to go ice fishing. One of the best reasons is the opportunity to enjoy nature and have some time for peace and quiet.
Or perhaps you want bring the friends and family along. Ice fishing is a bonding experience. You are in it together. You can even bring the kids along. Kids will love playing in the snow and your group will surely bond over the memory of the adventure and grilling up fresh fillets.
Perhaps the best reason for some is the fact that they don’t have to go out on a boat. They can have the luxury of a small cabin or even Ice house. This means no queasiness or that swaying feeling you get when you step foot off of a boat.
For the avid angler, ice fishing is a way to extend fishing well beyond the summer months. Minnesota lakes are frozen over, on average, 10 months out of the year, and if it weren't for ice fishing we'd have to go a long time without fishing, then there really wouldn't be much fishing at all.
How has Ice fishing Changed?
If you are a serious ice fisher and want to catch a lot of fish then you will agree that Ice fishing has changed dramatically over the past 20 to 25 years. Nowadays, modern ice anglers have gear that is mobile and ready to follow the fish as they move from spot to spot.
Many even use battery-operated sonar units in order to find the fish. If the fish stop biting in one whole anglers can move to the next whole and check their sonar for any fish activity.
Schools of fish tend to move around; so a hole may be productive for 10 minutes and then slow down to nothing for an hour before a school returns to that location.
Whether you are a serious angler or just want to catch a few with the kids, you can still benefit from having an ice house. It can be your main spot all day or it can be your base camp.
Now, more than ever ice cabins have become the way to go. They bring the luxury of an RV with the fun of ice fishing. What could be better. Many even have stoves and TVs.
Best Ice Fishing Campers
Kroubetz has a great selection of ice houses. For instance check out the brand new 2015 Forest River Salem Ice Cabin
. We have over 25 Ice houses to check out.
If you need any help trying to plan your next ice fishing trip, or want to check out some of our inventory just give us a call or stop by