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Ice Fishing Hut Rentals


In areas where ice fishing is popular, there are typically some very industrious individuals that will bring together a bunch of ice fishing huts that can be rented for the day, week or even for the season. An ice fishing hut can be of almost any size, level of comfort and price range for rental. Typically commercially made ice fishing huts will include a heating source, often a propane or alternative fuel source heater, many with larger tanks securely mounted to the trailer or sled area of the hut. This is a great feature for setting a comfortable temperature in the ice fishing hut as well as keeping ice from forming on the open waters over the holes. Wooden stoves are common too, although they will require wood to be brought out onto the lake.

If you are planning on renting and ice fishing hut be sure to get a written contract and understand all terms and conditions of the rental. Usually the rental company will bring the hut onto the lake for you, but some may require you move the hut yourself. Be sure to inspect the hut before you move it and record and mark any damage, scratches or other defects that you notice. Point them out to the rental company and ensure that they are correctly identified on the contract.

Padded benches and those additional features can really be a great idea, especially if you are bringing the family out ice fishing. Windows or electrical lighting, typically run of car batteries or large cell batteries really help keep the area bright inside. Ice fishing huts that are darker inside have the added benefit of allowing anglers to see deep into the water, helping to identify fish and movement within the water.

Often snow and ice glare is just as much of a factor in discomfort in ice fishing as is the cold weather. The extreme glare of the sun off the white surface can damage your eyes, even with good quality sunglasses. Fishing from a hut completely eliminates the glare as well as provides the windbreak needed to weather even high wind conditions in relative comfort.

Disadvantages

There are few disadvantages to using an ice fishing hut, but the biggest one is the lack of mobility. Once the ice fishing hut is set up, it is really time consuming to secure everything to move to a new spot. Since some species fish such as perch and walleye tend to move around considerably in the lake, a stationary hut can often limit the angler’s ability to move around on the lake. In situations like this a smaller, portable tent style ice fishing shelter may be a great option.


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