Faq's

What Do I Bring?

•  Clothing – As the ice fishing shanties are well heated, staying warm is fairly easy. Make sure you know how to dress for cold weather by using a layering system. By layering you make it easier to remove or put clothes back on if you are getting too hot or too cold.  Your initial layer should be thermal underwear that draws away moisture.  Your next layer should be insulating like fleece, wool or flannel. Your last or outside layer should be windproof and waterproof, your jacket should be a down-filled coat with a hood.  Remember to wear a warm wool, fleece or knitted hat. Avoid cotton because it does not hold heat well, especially when wet. Boots should be insulated & waterproof.  Wear liner socks plus a pair of thick wool or non-cotton socks. Make sure to wear neoprene or waterproof nylon gloves or mittens.  Be Prepared for Extreme Winter Conditions.  Don’t forget your casual attire for after your adventure on the ice.   
•  Sunglasses and Sunscreen
•  Food – Breakfast, Dinner, Snacks.  Lunch is provided on the ice. There is a grocery store & a restaurant on the island.   
•  Cooler – for transporting your catch back home
•  Bedding - sleeping bag & towels.
•  Fishing License - Can be purchased Online at https://www1.oh.wildlifelicense.com/start.php or on the Island after your arrival.

 

 

Where Can I Stay?

•  IceMan Guiding Service has lodging available.   All you have to do is show up. ( See Our Packages To View Options )
• The Black Squirrel Bed & Breakfast located on the quiet south side of Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio.
Call Rob at 419-285-7181.
• The Cedar Lodge centrally located on Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island, Ohio.
Call Dan at 419-341-0501.

 

 

How Do I Get On the Island?

• The preferred mode of transportation expressed by our guests is using our airboat transporation between the Mainland in Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay Island.
• Flying is also an option from Port Clinton airport to Put-in-Bay. You must make your own reservations. Visit www.portclintonairport.com or call 419-734-6297 for information.
• The Island Air Taxi – Visit www.islandairtaxi.com or call 419-573-2960 for information.  

**REMINDER**
OHIO is on Eastern Standard Time Zone.  
Please Keep this in mind when scheduling your travel plans.

 

 

Are You Handicap Accessible?

• We welcome and can accommodate most patrons with special needs and/or disabilities, however, there are limitations for said accommodations on the ice for safety reasons. Please call to further inquire.