Have you ever slept out in a fish house? I know it seems to be pretty common during the age of the “wheel house,” but I have tried numerous times to sleep in a fish house and it just hasn’t worked for me.
It’s either too hot, too cold or someone is snoring like a son of a gun! And every now and again those darn rattle reels won’t keep quiet. But if that’s the case, I’ll be fine losing a little sleep. My last attempt at sleeping in a fish house was a couple of weeks ago back in the sticks. My son Mac and I joined a couple of friends, Kent and Cole Feltz for a little camp/fish outing and it turned into a really interesting adventure!
Since we are talking about sleeping overnight on the ice, we won’t go in “depth” about dropping the Ranger through the ice! Let’s just say that we all made it out alive and the Ranger is still running today!
So that night, we set up our Eskimo portable fish house (hub style) and a couple of cots. Kent and Cole did the same with their portable. After a little fishing and a campfire, we called it a day. The Little Buddy heater was all we used for heat on that night and in the morning I was wishing I would have had the Big Buddy! I was cold, Mac was cold too, but we definitely learned a little about camping on the ice. Nope, didn’t get much sleep that night. We were too busy switching out propane cylinders and trying to balance my big body on the narrow little cot! We’ll see what happens on this next, excellent overnight adventure on the ice.
Good night, sleep tight and don’t let the eelpout bite!