Great Portable Ice Fishing Shelters

Great Portable Ice Fishing Shelters

Not so long ago, anglers had few choices when it came to seeking shelter on the ice. When conditions turned sour, you either toughed it out in the elements, erected a crude canvas sanctuary, took refuge in a permanent house, or packed it in and went home. Of the options, permanent houses offered the coziest asylum from winter's wrath. But they were about as mobile as Fort Knox. Once set up, you were there for the duration—whether the fish bit, went comatose, or moved on. Fortunately for ice fans, savvy manufacturers now produce a plethora of portable ice fishing shelters capable of fully engendering the highly mobile, comfortable, and efficient styles of fishing we enjoy today. And, thanks to ever-improving materials and features, the latest crop of portables not only keeps us warm and comfortable, but fishing at the top of our games, longer, in the worst weather conditions Old Man Winter throws at us. In celebration of this trend, we compiled a virtual tent city of new and noteworthy houses certain to offer fine shelter on ice this season.

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