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Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« on: Aug 23, 2016, 01:47 PM »
In the late summer of 1996. YES 20 years ago almost to this day! The idea of an Ice Shanty on the world wide web popped into my head. I knew a little about ice fishing and was really fascinated with the world wide web which was just beginning to explode. Being addicted to ice fishing, I could hardly wait for late fall and first ice to come every year so I decided I'd try building an ice fishing web site that could "get me thru the summer".

The Shanty was born, as it was called for the first the two years. The page had a few pictures and some tips. Without anyway to find the page it somehow ended up with 3500 hits the first January it was up! I was like wow there are tons of people just as insane about ice fishing as me! Peeps would visit the page and started emailing me their tips and pictures to me and I would post them. Soon this was too much to handle and the domain name Iceshanty.com was procured, forum software was implemeted. Now ice fishers from anywhere could discuss all aspects of ice fishing, share their photo's, video's or simply shoot the breeze with a fellow ice fisher.

Even after 20 years I'm still amazed at the many many species of fish that iceshanty members go after and how the styles, techniques and tactics varied from area to area. I still laugh at myself remembering reading in the early days, guys were posting out east about "traps". Me being from the midwest I had never heard that term trap as we call them tip ups here. That was the first thing I learned here and have learned and laughed a whole bunch more since then.

After last years short time on the ice I'm chomping the bit for a much colder and longer ice season. The early forecasts for winter are much more promising for good ice this winter than last year so bring the deep freeze on! Looking forward to this season with more anticipation than ever and I hope every iceshanty ice addict here gets their fill of ice time this coming season!


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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2016, 02:18 PM »
Thanks for everything you've done and created Scott!

As a new member, and ice fisher, this site has been invaluable to me!

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2016, 04:55 PM »
Congrats Sir.  Very well done.  Happy anniversary to the Ice Shanty.  Mark
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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2016, 07:33 PM »
Alcoholics have AA--- We have IS!! Thanks Scott!!! :icefish:
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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2016, 07:47 PM »
cool info indeed and a big thanks for doing it!

cheers!

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #5 on: Aug 23, 2016, 09:47 PM »
love reading through all the previous posts a ice fishing library thanks

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #6 on: Aug 23, 2016, 10:38 PM »
Wow! I never realized just how old this site was. It's pretty cool to go back and read the older pages and all of the stuff that has changed, and even some of the old tricks that still work today. Thanks for creating a site that us diehard ice freaks can use throughout the year to get our fix! I'm an addict and this site helps with the withdrawals of not being on the ice! I wish ice fishing would last for 9 months instead of 3-4 each year, and the last few years have been much shorter than that even. I sure hope this winter lasts a long time.

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #7 on: Aug 24, 2016, 02:18 AM »
Just want to say Thank You for creating the site Scot!!
 Many of us here share the same passion/addiction as you do. The wealth of information shared here from members has undoubtably helped me become a much better fisherman and continues to do so on a daily basis.
It's pretty awesome developing friendships with other ice fishermen/women all over the country as well.... :thumbsup:
Swing by and have a cup of "cawfee" on the 9:45 thread sometime...... ;D
Happy Birthday IceShanty!
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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #8 on: Aug 24, 2016, 02:43 AM »
Happy Birthday ! Scott thank you for creating this website I've learned many things since becoming a member and also have met and fished with a few other members. May Ice Shanty continue to grow and be around to reach it's 40 TH birthday.
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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #9 on: Aug 24, 2016, 05:18 AM »
Scott, thanks for coming up with that crazy idea! Happy Birthday to IceShanty and many more to come!



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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #10 on: Aug 24, 2016, 06:04 AM »
Awesome website!!! Here's to 20 more years! :icefish:

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #11 on: Aug 24, 2016, 06:52 AM »
Happy 20th birthday ice shanty and many more, great website, thanks scott.
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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #12 on: Aug 24, 2016, 12:40 PM »
Happy twentieth Ice Shanty/Scott.        :clap:

My short time here has been life-changing.       :bow:
      

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #13 on: Aug 24, 2016, 02:41 PM »
Thanks SCOTT the site is great

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #14 on: Aug 24, 2016, 06:27 PM »
I do not write a lot, but i sure like to read a lot.  Sometimes the crazy cyber world we live in is too much, but never too much for IceShanty.com.  Thanks Scott, it has been a pleasure to be a regular on this site!

Happy Birthday indeed!!

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #15 on: Aug 24, 2016, 10:53 PM »
Thank you for a great site Scott!!!!

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #16 on: Aug 27, 2016, 09:35 AM »
Yes thank you for a great site. Charlie
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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #17 on: Sep 02, 2016, 10:44 AM »
Happy 20 I.S. and a big thanks for keeping it goin Scott  :thumbsup:
         

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #18 on: Sep 02, 2016, 11:50 AM »
Big congrats!!!

Haven't been here for even half of it, but loving every minute of it!

Here's to many more!! :icefish:

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Re: Iceshanty Celebrating 20 Years
« Reply #19 on: Sep 02, 2016, 04:34 PM »
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