With the advent of new portable ice shanties that are as comfortable and easy to set up as any permanent shack, are permanents really necessary. Hear me out permanent users.
There are so many conflicts that arise from the use of permanents. In no other situation can fisherman lay claim to an area whether they are on the ice or not. Many perm users park their shack over a point , inside turn or crib denying all other anglers access to a prime area. They get upset when anyone comes “too close”. If we follow perm users mind set then in areas where there are many permanents lined up on a break line then no one except perm owners can fish this area. ( A large inside turn on Shawano lake comes to mind). A local example is when a teenage kid got screamed at and threatened because he set tip ups within 100 yds of a shack.
Secondly, permanent ice shanties have become a hot spot for burglaries and many users have to empty their shack or leave it open to avoid loss or damage to their shack. This negates the convenience argument.
Lastly issues with shacks freezing into the ice and being left on the lake to sink to the bottom would be eliminated.
What do you think?