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What To Look For In The Best Ice Fishing Shelters

Aug 17, 2007
So you want to take up ice fishing but you have no idea what to look for when it comes to choosing the perfect shelters for you and your friends. You do not want to buy the cheapest ice fishing shacks because you are afraid that it will not last through more than one fishing trip, but at the same time you do not want to go all out and purchase some highly expensive mansion because you do not really know if you even like to ice fish.

Pitching a tent out there on the frozen lake bed is out of the question because the last thing you want to do is crack the ice and risk falling in, so what is an amateur ice fisherman to do?

Well, if you are smart about starting out your new sport than you should highly consider doing a bit of research online about what shelters are the best for your money.

An important aspect to remember with any shelters is that they are like miniature houses and you can always sell it if you discover that it is not exactly something you enjoy doing with your spare time. If the shelter is relatively unused you can probably get most of your money back too, certainly more than if you were to purchase a small boat for normal fishing.

Keeping the fact that you can always resell any fishing shelters you happen to purchase in mind, you should start your search for the perfect shelter with some of the best available to you. For amateur fishermen, portable shelters are the best way to go. That way you can more easily select the location of the shelter that you want and move around should you not choose a good location the first time. Furthermore, you can pack the shelter up and take it with you before the fishing season ends, it can even be collapsed and put into the back of your car or truck for easy maneuverability.

Now, if you have been ice fishing once or twice before and you know that it is a hobby you want to keep up, then you may want to invest in a full on cabin. These are the kind you have probably seen on television used by the professionals.

Cabin style ice fishing shelters are great for large groups and those who want to make a weekend out of ice fishing because you can even purchase them with optional sleeping areas for the perfect wintertime wilderness getaway.
About the Author
Craig Thornburrow is an acknowledged expert in his field. You can get more free advice on ice fishing and ice fishing houses at http://www.icefishingzone.com
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