Re: Night Fishing
I remember seeing people out at Elevenmile in cabin style huts (5600's and 6800's) staying out there going for pike and stuff late at night. I know that you'll need to have some anchors for your hut wherever you go (wind is a pain in the arse!) and will definitely want a heater (if you have a buddy heater, get the extension hose to hook up a 5 gal propane tank and you'll be toasty all night). Oh, lighting is important too. The little 'flying saucer' light that HT Enterprises makes is enough to keep you wide awake - and just runs on AA batteries so nothing fancy there - Sportsmans and Gander usually have these.
Same thing with night fishing - take something good to eat, dress warmly, and for pete's sake, wear cleats if the ice is not covered with snow - nothing stanks more than falling on your arse when you go outside to chase down a tipup or howl at the moon or whatever, in the dark!
More importantly, SET THE HOOK!
I still say he married me because he took me ice fishing and I still wanted to go fishing with him again!