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Detroit Lakes Fisherman

My first fish house, looking for Sunfish -- Detroit Lakes area.

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Detroit Lakes Fisherman

I bought a 4x4 foot fish house off from craigs list this morning, $200 bucks, it's a pretty good one. Not a portable. -- Right now I don't spear but I would like to angle for sunfish. I plan on just drilling a hole with a hand auger in the spear fish opening and fishing in the comfort of my little fish house with it's gas stove.

I see where slush is a problem so I'm going to put it on 4x4 inch blocking on the corners and then bank with snow.

I like sunfish so much that if I never caught anything but medium to large sunfish all year around I would be happy. -- great eating, sunfish!

Both public access's on Big Floyd and Little Floyd are four wheel drive only I saw today. -- Good thing I have a Jeep 4X4 to get the house in place.

Little Floyd is right across the road from me, can I get some there?

Is angling like I'm planning on doing going to work?

Tamarack and Rock are interesting.

Big or Little Floyd would be perfect!

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JigginIsLife

try middle cormorant there tends to be a pretty big stock pile of fish out on the south side that and slimers. ice fishing shouldnt be like going work only the first few times should it be somewhat "work" when finding fish, once you find them plop your perm on top and fish.

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Detroit Lakes Fisherman

Yes, that makes sense. Find the fish and then put the house there. Cormorant is a little far, I think I'll search out Big and Little Floyd first. Thanks

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