By: Jennifer Bateman | Saturday, December 15, 2012
One thing that is really fun to do in Minnesota in the winter is ice fish. When my parents owned the resort my dad built a small, cute, space efficient, wood heated ice house perfect for two people. I have memories of riding out to it on the snowmobile, sitting in it playing cards and listening to the radio. I don't have a lot of memories of catching fish! (But I should mention here that my dad DID catch a 10# walleye through the ice, which I do believe is the largest walleye he's ever caught!)
Over the years Bob has fiddled around with portable houses - made some and bought some. The problem with portable houses is they aren't always very warm. This year he decided to make a permanent house and be warm. He's also going to try his hand at spearing, which he's never done before. The only species you can spear in Minnesota is northern pike.
The pictures below show the building stages. I'll post again when there are fish to talk about.
Until then ............
The floor has four fishing holes. The large square one will be used for spearing.
It can get a little tricky building a building inside another building!
No building at Two Inlets Resort is complete without a little knotty pine!
Spray insulation on the walls, ceiling and underside gives it extra warmth and stability.
As for this picture, I have no idea what is going on!