You Bought a Wheelhouse – Now What?

Posted by Joel Nelson on 20th Nov 2018

I’m an over-planner. I simply have to “over-do” it to be confident in performing about any outdoor task, but even I was surprised at how much preparation can go into equipping your wheelhouse. I know from experience that just as a properly rigged boat catches more fish, any time on the hard water is best served with a healthy dose of preparedness. That said, with a wheelhouse, the fishing portion of the planning is just the beginning. You’ll sleep out on the ice with this unit, making it
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Buying Your First (or Next) Wheelhouse

Posted by Joel Nelson on 17th Oct 2018

The wheelhouse market has exploded in recent years, giving way to some really comfortable fishing and year-round fun. That said, the options these days are endless, as can be the price tag, so it’s up to you to do the homework and get the most bang for your buck. I recently put in an order for a wheelhouse myself, and know from experience that settling in on a few key purchase points will help make the process go more smoothly. Not only will you fish better, you’ll sleep easier knowing that no m
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DIY Fish Houses – Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Joel Nelson on 4th Oct 2018

It’s the time of year when ice heads across northern climates start thinking of their winter plans. Maybe it’s the onward march of the calendar towards fall, or maybe it’s just that ice can be a comforting thought when the mercury is stuck in the 80’s and 90’s. Whatever the reason, people now are building their own ice houses, or remodeling old ones, including myself. A buddy and I are converting an enclosed single axle trailer into a makeshift summer and winter threat that will both haul over t
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