Ice Fishing Houses in Maine

Ice Fishing Houses in Maine
Ice fishing houses differ from ice fishing shelters in that they are more of a permanent structure. There are ice fishing houses that are considered permanent and semi-permanent. The permanent type is one that has been built on the ice or that has been built elsewhere and then lowered onto the ice. A semi-permanent one has its own wheels and is more mobile. Some are so well-equipped with luxuries you might almost forget you are out on the ice. Maine is known for its ice fishing season, which runs from January to the end of March.

Northwoods Outfitters

Northwood Outfitters offers an ice fishing trip that includes an extensive package. It plans a whole day of fishing on the ice, including use of an ice fishing house. You are taken to Moosehead Lake, where the ice fishing house is, to find pre-drilled holes for your fishing gear. Northwood Outfitters then makes food and coffee or hot chocolate while you relax and get to fishing. A guide is available who will tell you the history of the lake, help you fish and show you how to ski or snowshoe across the lake if you like.

Northwoods Outfitters
Main St., P.O. Box 160
Greenville, Maine 04441


Tracewski Fishing Adventures

Tracewski Fishing offers ice fishing houses that are heated. Tracewski provides food, gear and bait, and it also has snowmobiles available to get around to where the fish are biting if you decide to move out of your fishing house for a while. Tracewski offers a limited number of ice fishing tours each winter, so you need to book in advance. Additional options include dog sled rides, hot tub on the ice, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

Tracewski Fishing Adventures
499 Brunswick St.
Old Town, Maine 04468

Belgrade Bassin

Belgrade Bassin, which is owned by John Blais, has ice fishing and ice fishing houses in season. Located on the Belgrade Lakes and the Cobbosseecontee and Kennebec rivers, you can catch bass, pike or striped bass. The ice fishing package includes a guide, meal, gear and a boat. You are welcome to bring a guest for the same price.

Belgrade Bassin
6 Vose St.
Waterville, Maine 04901


Article Written By Marie Scribe

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