Selling Food on Ice?

2/7/15 @ 7:45 PM
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Hildy Boys
Hildy Boys
USER since 12/14/09
You guys know if it's legel to sell food on the ice? With as many as people were out today, I thought someone walking around selling hot dogs and brats would have made a killing out there! Just curious!
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2/10/15 @ 1:20 PM
POPPER
POPPER
USER since 6/20/01
Do it by my house all the time..........Call the wife and tell her to put in a pizza and have her bring it out on the ice.....She is well compensated BTW!

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2/10/15 @ 1:10 PM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09
There was a restaurant that did this in Wausau a few years back. Might still do it I just don't fish there anymore. You could phone in your order and they'd bring it out to you on an ATV. Just had to describe your general location on the lake.

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2/10/15 @ 5:54 AM
Hildy Boys
Hildy Boys
USER since 12/14/09
Big Blue is right, you do have to have a health department cert as well. Which means you have to have a fairly good idea on GMPs, I am not worried to much about that though.

Also wondering if you have to get permission from a lake association???

Hmmmmm?????

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2/10/15 @ 5:50 AM
Hildy Boys
Hildy Boys
USER since 12/14/09
Yeah I looked into it, and you would need a vendors license which would run you about $100. It would be the same permit you need for a Roach Coach. As for bait, I thought of that too and you need a bait dealers permit. And I could see pulling off waxies and spikes, but I think with all the regs on minnows now it might be a logistical nightmare!!!! Plus keeping them fresh and transporting them out there would be tough.

Heck, I may just get a $5 beverage license and try and sell soda, water, coffee and hot chocolate just to see how it goes.

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2/10/15 @ 5:01 AM
AllDayIDreamAboutSmallies
AllDayIDreamAboutSmallies
MEMBER since 3/14/06
Hmmm! A roach coach sled!

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2/9/15 @ 8:53 PM
Ulbian
Ulbian
USER since 9/24/03
Search "Wisconsin Chapter ATCP 75" and you'll learn all you need to know. Basically you can't do it without a food vendor permit but there are exceptions. So if you are selling stuff as part of a religious or non-profit fundraiser have a blast, but under that exemption you are limited to 12 days per the duration of a standard permit which runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.

You want to take a chance at doing it for profit without a permit it's your hide. The risk far outweighs the reward.

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2/9/15 @ 7:53 PM
fish magnet
fish magnet
USER since 12/29/01
To be legit, you would have to have a sellers permit, collect tax, and I guarantee there will be a health inspector hunting you down. Plus there is the insurance thing that would probably be a good thing to have.

Most people bring their own food out anyway. Grilling out while ice fishing is all part of the fun.

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2/9/15 @ 4:01 PM
TKfishes
TKfishes
USER since 8/23/09
I have thought of this...if you can sell food at a rummage sale without a permit why would you need one for selling it out of an ice shack...on that note why not add waxies and minnows. I think if a Guy did this every year on his free weekends while say tipup fishing in the same spot and sat in the same shack each time on the same lake people would just know they could stop in say hi buy warm food get some bait warm up a bit and head back out. As a bonus to the guy selling the brats he gets $ which in turn makes his wife OK with the fact he's fishing gives him info on where the hot bite is on the lake. Even if you do need a permit it maybe worth the excuse to get on the lake more.

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2/9/15 @ 6:20 AM
luvh20
luvh20
USER since 1/19/14
Personally, I would just do it if I knew it was going to be a busy day or it is a busy lake in general.

If you're talking about doing it one time or even on a couple of weekends, what's the worst that could happen? A warden comes along and tells you can't be doing that?

You've actually given me an idea for Battle on Bago.....

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2/8/15 @ 6:14 AM
12packabs
12packabs
USER since 12/19/06
Pretty sure you need to check with each township, probably need a permit/license to sell food for money anywhere in Wisconsin. Madison chain has a food barge that hangs out in the Yahara right by the belt line bridge, so even in socialist Madison it is legal.

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