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Blainebob

Wheelhouse VS perm.

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Have been kicking this around for a while,i was going to buy a perm on mille lacs, but am swaying towards a wheellhouse instead. My kids are getting to the age where they want to come with, and with a wheelhouse we can go to any lake and stay over if we want, rather than get a perm and pay close to $1000 to keep at a resort for the year. Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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i like my wheelhouse ....if the fish are not biting on that lake just move to a differnt one.....but one other thing is some places on the big pond dont let wheel houses go out at soon as a normal perm becouse they can crack the ice

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but one other thing is some places on the big pond dont let wheel houses go out at soon as a normal perm becouse they can crack the ice

With a wheelhouse you can get onto the bays earlier than the perms. If you have your perm in one of the resorts you usually have to wait until the main lake freezes.

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my answer is BOTH!!! I have a perm on mille lacs, and a little wheel house. best of both worlds. nothing special about either one, but it sure is nice to have a plowed driveway out to the house, all you have to do is get there, much less set up, more enjoyment. I have a 10x16 perm and a 6x12 wheel house. most of the time I use the perm. the wheel house only gets out early in the year!!

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Would be nice to have both,but wallet disagrees and so does the wife. I would like to have a 10x16,and use as a cabin in the summer, but also like the idea of moving a wheelhouse from lake to lake and being able to bring home to keep an eye on

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I prefer a wheel house only because I like fishing different waters as much as possable, I also cant justify paying 1000 dollars a year to keep a perm.

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I prefer a wheel house only because I like fishing different waters as much as possable, I also cant justify paying 1000 dollars a year to keep a perm.

I wouldn't pay that much either, next year will be the first year I've spent more than 400 for the year, and have use of it in the summer!!

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you wouldnt have to pay $1000 a yr for a perm.i have 1 on lotw and store it there for $125.other than that its just the basic costs of propane and roads plowed.either house is great but you still need a road plowed to either 1 of them.i wouldnt mind having a wheel house either,you can use that for all seasons.

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I looked into a couple of places on the east side of mille lacs and the prices ranged from 650 to a thousand a year for year around use. I guess I just prefer to be mobile.

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Yeah, thats where I was looking too,the east side. A $1000 spent on a year there is a nice upgrade in a wheelhouse. I might have someone interested as a partner so there will be some discussion. Big decision to make.

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one thing bout a wheel not only mobile

but fast to set or remove

i'm 56 and the gf owns one if it wasnt for the house i doubt i would fish in the winter any more even after sittin for awhile it seems to pop right up i move 3 times one day to get on fish after u have good ice they are faster moving than portalbe s i've moved it several times by myself

i'm very impressed with it it was on north long here in brainerd i picked it up we are heading to winnie first thing fri ya for a thousand u could fish alot of lakes

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Do you have a 4 wheeler? If so, you could use the wheelhouse for earlier ice, depending on it's size.

Also, I think you can still have a wheelhouse on mille lacs and use their packages for plowing, etc. I think you just have to buy a season pass from whatever resort you're going out of.

I'm sure a lot of the owners don't like wheelhouses because you aren't renting one of theirs. But this way, you would still be using their bar/restaurant/services.

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