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The Lodge Fish House: Total Comfort on the Ice

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief


Tags: ice fishing, wildlife, fishing,

Hank Will and Mulefoot piglet.Until last Saturday, my experiences ice fishing included plenty of frostbite, cold feet and hands, and little more than several layers of Carhartts and a nylon-fabric tent for protection. Late last year one of my buddies from up north won a weekend with Distinct Builders Inc.’s Grand Lodge Fish House. Well, he didn’t actually win the weekend, he won the silent auction for the weekend. And we got to take advantage of his hospitality in the frozen north last Saturday. All I can say is wow, there’s nothing like coming in out of the cold to experience the amenities of home … complete with indoor ice holes. I will let the photos speak for the Grand Lodge Fish House, because I am still somewhat at a loss for words about the entire luxury experience.

The Grand Lodge

The Lodge line of fish houses are built in Brookings South Dakota, and they take the ice fishing experience to a whole new level.

  Luxury ice fishing at its best. 

If you have ever wanted to do some ice fishing, but were afraid of freezing something important, you should give it a try with a Lodge Fish House hooked to the back of your truck.

Where are the Carhartts?

The Grand Lodge is comfy and cozy.

Drilling ice holes is easy in the Lodge.

Waiting for some perch.

Nap time in the Grand Lodge.

Lovely day in the frozen north.


Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on .