Portable fish houses offer mobility, ability to chase the bite
The DNR's Hutchinson Fisheries Management Area personnel conduct a fish house numbers survey the first two weeks of January every year. They have been doing this for 35 years. The survey covers seven counties and a total of 59 lakes. This year set the record for the fewest number of fish houses for the 35 years they have been conducting this survey. This year they counted a total of 111 permanent and portable fish houses. This compares to an average of 734 over past years.