Unwritten Rules of Ice Fishing
Now it's easy to find: there's a shack on top of it all season. Several others circle it hoping to pick up stragglers but the opening in the weeds where the spring is,is THE spot.
I haven't fished there for years. By the time shanties have to be off the ice it's been so pounded it's not worth fishing.
"Next year screw it".
Shacks on big weed lines or flats or reefs? No big deal. Shacks on tiny-but well known-pieces of structure?..especially if it's only used a couple days or nights per week?
He also said... "I would love to see permanent shacks get banned. The only purpose they serve other than to keep their occupants warm is to mark territory (SPOTS) on public waters." Well bugle, appears someone built a shanty, loaded it up, hauled it out and beat you to "your" spot. Like you said.. don't go away mad, just go away. Might need to get up earlier next year, get that shanty built and out before the other guy?
Had to deal with a couple guys like you today. I go and put my shanty off the beaten path and still guys must fish next to it? Maybe your one of the guys that look for a permanent shanty and figure that must be a good spot and need to fish by it? Use it as a bathroom, wind break and back rest. THEN get mad at me that I'm coming out with my kids to use it? Unreal. At this point it's legal to have a shanty. So let's be courteous and have some respect for other sportsman. Don't hate the player hate the game.