Blog

How To Choose The Best Ice Auger For Your Needs- Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #5

Posted by Chris Larsen on 17th Oct 2019

My first memories of ice fishing involved scraping ice away with an old rusty hand auger that I bought at a garage sale. The work was cumbersome and took forever. But as a young teenager, it was my first taste of independent fishing. I didn’t need an adult to get me out on the water with a boat and I wasn’t stuck onshore. The freedom was glorious and my teenage back could handle just about anything the ice could throw at me. As we get older, we would like to think we get smarter alt
read more

Early Ice Crappie Fishing - Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #4

Posted by Chris Larsen on 10th Oct 2019

It’s early to mid-October and it’s still going to be a while before we’re walking on the hardwater. But if you spend any time online you can see ice anglers already getting fired up and ready for first ice. It’s a magical time of year. We get to try out our new gear or at least get reacquainted with the trusty old equipment we haven’t used since last winter. Speaking of equipment now is a great time to tune up your auger. If you’re using a gas auger, check the spark plug, make sure there i
read more

How To Choose An Ice Fishing Rod - Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #3

Posted by Chris Larsen on 8th Oct 2019

How To Choose An Ice Fishing Rod - Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #3
We recently discussed choosing an ice fishing rod with Joel Nelson. Joel is an avid ice angler and outdoor communicator. You can find more about Joel and his fishing and hunter pursuits at JoelNelsonOutdoors.com We’re hearing a lot about custom rods these days. What is the difference between a custom rod and something you might find in a retail store? “Very few rods these days are truly custom. I guess it comes back to how far back in the build process you want to go to call it
read more

Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #2: How To Convert A Covered Trailer Into An Ice Fishing Shack

Posted by Captain Troy Peterson on 3rd Oct 2019

Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #2: How To Convert A Covered Trailer Into An Ice Fishing Shack
The comforts of a hard-sided shack combined with the mobility of a portable have made wheelhouse fishing increasingly popular. Gone are the days of shanty towns set on productive early ice structure that remain stationary all season long. Today’s anglers are as nomadic as the fish they pursue. Location changes that were once difficult to pull off from one end of the lake to the other, now span the ice-belt. The ice fishing community has always been resourceful and trailer conversions have
read more

Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #1: Introduction

Posted by Chris Larsen on 1st Oct 2019

Fish House Nation Podcast Episode #1: Introduction
Welcome to the Fish House Nation Podcast Presented by Catch Cover. After months of planning, we’re finally releasing our first show. Episode #1 is all about introducing you, our listeners, to the show and unveiling what we have planned.This all started earlier this year. Trevor from Catch Cover wanted to start a show that promotes hardhouse ice fishing and grows ice fishing in general. The podcast will definitely have shows dedicated to the hardcore ice angler that loves to pull their wheelh
read more