I've heard that there are hundreds of shacks out there this year..
There well could be hundreds of shacks out there, but nobody is chatting about any successes. Gotta remember that for 99% of the ice anglers its beer, booze, and BS first, then fishing.
So you are grouping US ice anglers as a bunch of crazy drunk people who can't fish? Maybe it is just an mn deal.
Touche, however....I am....unless you fall into that magic 1%.It is. And any other place that makes enough ice to fish on. And proper English usage would be "just a MN", not "an mn deal".
Hey I saw pictures of inside a shack the other day it was nice than about anyplace I lived in as a bachelor. I was ready to drive north and start ice fishing after seeing that place.