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Has anyone fished out of Brandts ice houses. Going up on the 12th

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latz333

I would like to know the same thing. Just booked with them for the 18th and 19th. My buddy has some friends who have a private house with them and thought it would be cool to be in the same area. Never used them before...

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DeBo101

Fished out of one of their houses last February. Was my first and only ML ice fishing adventure. They were reasonably priced plenty warm and we caught a few fish. We had weather move through which made for one good feeding window for the weekend and that was about it.

Their shacks weren't anything fancy but they seemed fine to me.

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vrodharley77

I was up there January 06 and there houses are ok, we caught zero fish and when we got there it looked like the house had never been moved like they do at other resorts to keep on the fish. Luckily we had portables with and found fish ourselves, would have been cheaper to just stay at a hotel and I havent booked with them since, going to Appledorns this month and next can't wait! crazy.gif

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walleyewacker32

I have been out there the last three weeks. slow! the houses dont have rattle reels so bring yours. If you see a pirates flag stop in and say hi.Good luck.

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onlyslabs

We were out on New Years Eve and New Years Day. We ended up with a 26" eye at 4 in the morning. The houses were ok and it was reasonably priced.

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Hester

Good stuff guys, KK we will be up there this week end, I will give you a report when we get back.

DO you drive your own vehicles out to the houses? It could be close to 35 or 40 degrees out. That may help our bite a little. It will be my first time out in a rented sleeper. Going up with a bunch of buddies, any fish will just be a bonus. But I really dont want to get skunked.

Hester

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KK

Thanks for the replies guys. I will post after our trip. I hope we will be able to drive out to the house by then.

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