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luv2fish

Wheelhouse and first trip to Mille Lacs

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I have never ice fished Mille Lacs before, and have a new 16' wheelhouse. We had it up on Red after christmas and had a blast. Now myself and a couple of buddies have a kitchen pass for next weekend. We would like to try Mille Lacs. Any resorts out there that cater to wheelhouses (plow me a spot off the road for a fee)? I have a 4 wheeler, but have not pulled the house with it yet. So if there is enough ice I would love to pull it with my truck. Then use the wheeler to check out other parts of the lake.

Thanks in advance

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I think any of the 3 sponsers at the top of this page would be happy to accomodate you. You will likely have to pay extra to have them plow for you.

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Just as general advice If you plan on pulling the house much with the 4 wheeler consider buying a set of chains for the back tires. They help alot.

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Jay at Wilderness Warmth has roads that are being driven out on by half tons, and smaller skid houses are going out, but I haven't seen very many pickups pulling wheel houses at all. The road is good, so pulling with wheeler would not be a problem, tho. See the other posting I replied to here a little while ago about Wilderness Warmth for ice condition and ice road details from Tuesday. Jay will bust the road berm open and make a driveway for a fee, we got a nice sized drive and spot plowed for a 20-spot. Look for his F-250 with big yellow V-plow or a Suzuki Samurai with a straight plow. You will likely need blocking, we've been over by Anderson's reef and toward Mazominee point in our skidhouse, and had a couple-few inches of flooding in both spots.

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Why is it that you have to pay for the roads, then pay again to have the piles of snow created by the road clearing? Kinda sounds like a government deal. Kinda bogus if you ask me.

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Yeah, it might. But what you will hear on here is that's the way the resorts make some of their money in the winter. PLUS you're getting a custom plow job to your own spot. PLUS gas isn't cheaper for the resort owners. PLUS you don't have to go up there if you don't want to.

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Otis, you could always buy your own plow and bring it up if you think that is cheaper...?

Its a service industry, and where there is equipment involved it is not cheap.

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we have roads out about 2.5 miles to kings hump,little king,and kings finger.we would be more then happy to plow a spot for your wheel house,just give us a call at 1-877-ICE-TRIP thanks (JAY)

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