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JoeTC

Finished my darkhouse

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JoeTC

Well after a week of planning and and research I was able to put my house together last Friday night(Sunday morning). I got to my cabin around 8pm and by 5am sat. we had it all put together and after a short sleep we were able to get out spearing by noon.

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Finished product (minus exterior paint to be added later)

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Folded up

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All set up

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My buddy Nate's first ever speared pike, 11 lbs.

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Sunday's action

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The house worked out great and folded up nicely to fit in the back of the truck. Thanks for all the help. We quit after spearing 4 fish on Saturday and then speared three more on Sunday.

Joe

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merkman

Great Job!!!

Nice fish!!!

Nice pics too!!

Congrats all the way around!!

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bassNspear

Nice house man. Looks like it turned out great for you.

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LABS4ME

7 fish for it's maiden voyage? That house has great mojo!!!

Good Luck!

Ken

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merkman

So what was the total price of material?

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RussDaBuss

Looks Great!! Now you just need some ice tonks!! \:\)

Nice fish, NICE house

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bassNspear

i see your from maple grove. Is there alot of great lakes up in that area to spear?

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Scott M

Nice work. Highly recommend the fold down doors darkhouse. I believe the house plans are floating around the internet somewhere, maybe at the darkhouse association website? Very easy to make and very effective. Congrats on finishing the house and getting some pike.

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JoeTC

The total cost was around $200. $60 in lumber, $40 in hardware and some paint, and $100 canvas.

BnS-I spear in the longville area where my cabin is and otherwise I'm in Fargo at school. There are some lakes in the maple grove area with good pike fishing but I don't make it home enough to try them out.

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bassNspear
ahhh, ok. Well the house looks good, and im glad that everything went well for you. Also, get one for me next time your out would ya.

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JoeTC

I forgot to mention as well that most the fish came in to my sucker which was hanging about 2 feet below my artificial decoy on the same line. Thanks for that tip, it worked great.

Joe

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bassNspear
your welcome. its been a trick that i have ran for many years. Not alot of people do it that way, but im sure from the action that you have recieved from you, you can understand how it can work very well.

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Trick

House looks great...I've never done any spearing (not many northerns around me), but it sure looks like it'd be a good time. Good luck

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bassNspear

Trick,

Next year you should come to the Get TO Gator, and hang out with one fo the FMers that has room in there house. That way you can learn how it all works, and see how awesome it is under the ice.

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Dabignorski

hey joeTC where did you find that canvas at for only 100 bucks? just curious because every place that i looked around for was in the 150 range

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iceman16

hey joeTC, whos that ugly guy with that 11 pounder i would hate to sit in the house with him all day lookin down a hole grin.gif. great house looks great. you gonna be at your cabin next weekend ill be out on leech for the festival and might have some extra time see if your around.

iceman

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Trick

Yep, I'd sure like to see how it all goes down. I have heard the "old timers" around here talk about spearing & it sounds like a ton of fun.

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Gordie

House really looks great guys, it nice when a plan comes together and then the prise after all the hard work is done is sweet. great fish.

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JoeTC

[Note from admin: Please read forum policy before posting again. Thank you.] It was $95 for a 6.5' x 16' piece. It's great stuff but it has little pin sized holes all over the place that may let in a little bit of light, although when I had it set up on the ice I covered my hole to check and I could barely see my hand in front of my face so it's definately dark enough to spear.

Shawn-I'll be at the festival with 4 other friends so give me a call when you're there.

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