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On the ice

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Catch more fish this winter with Baxstar. With ice house rentals, Ice Castle sleeper rentals, guided fishing trips, ice fishing equipment rentals, and ice house transportation and set up services, Baxstar has you covered! The hardwater season affords us the opportunity to guide even larger groups on the ice. Baxstar can accommodate groups up to 20 so bring your friends and family!  No-Contact consultations and GPS pin sharing also available via phone or Zoom.  Services start at $125.  Contact Baxstar today to plan your next trip on the ice!

Services & Rates

Guided Multi-Species Trip

Increase your chances of catching fish with the help of a guide!  Tailored to people that want the assistance of an experienced guide who knows area waters, these trips are great for 1 person, small groups or large groups.  Most multi-species trips take place on Detroit Lake*, and you may fish out of a permanent house, portable house, or both over the course of your trip (you may have an opportunity to move from house to house in order to catch the most fish).

4 hours:  $350 for 1-2 people, $50/additional person


5 hours:  $425 for 1-2 people, $62.50/additional person

6 hours:  $500 for 1-2 people, $75/additional person

8 hour:  $650 for 1-2 people, $100/additional person

*Contact Baxstar to inquire about multi-species trips on lakes other than Detroit Lake.

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Day House Rental

Baxstar's Day House is an 8' x 16' fully insulated wooden structure on a steel frame.  It is heated, the holes are drilled, and there is lighting & a fan.  It is located on Little Detroit Lake on an easily accessible location that offers excellent Crappie, Bluegill, Bass and Northern Pike fishing.  The house accommodates up to 6 people comfortably, and is available 7 days a week.

*Fishing equipment not included.  See rental prices below.

Weekday:  $150 for 1-2 people, $25 for each additional person  

Weekend:  $250 for 1-2 people, $25 for each additional person  


Ice Castle Sleeper House Rental

When it comes to ice fishing, this is the ultimate luxury experience!  Ice Castle sleeper houses have all the amenities of a camper, including sleeping quarters, kitchenette, and satellite television, and a generator with full tank of gas (tank of gas = 8 hours run time.  Baxstar can refill your generator with gas for $10/refill).

8 ' x 16':  $270/day (2-day minimum)

8' x 21':  $300/day (2-day minimum)

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Fish House Transportation

You have enough to deal with. Let Baxstar take one thing off your plate and transport your Ice Castle to any lake in the Detroit Lakes Area. Most clients choose this option when renting an Ice Castle from Baxstar's partner, but Baxstar will transport your personal fish house from as far away as the Fargo-Moorhead area, too.  Already have your house in the Detroit Lakes area? Baxstar will move your house to a hot fishing spot in the area (this may result in moving your house to a different lake, depending on a variety of factors. Contact Baxstar to discuss your option).

One-Way Transportation within 20 miles of Detroit Lakes:  $125

One-Way Transportation from FM area:  $250

Two-Way Transportation within 20 miles of Detroit Lakes:  $250

Two-Way Transportation from FM area:  $500

Equipment Rental Rates*

*Contact Baxstar via phone, text, or email to inquire about equipment rentals.

Fish Finder:  $30/day

Underwater camera: $30/day

Up to 4 rods, reels, and fishing tackle: $30/day

Generator (for use with Baxstar Day House): $45/day

Mr. Buddy Heater with 2 cans of propane: $25/day

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No-Contact Rates

Consultation by phone or online via Zoom

Lake Information: $100


Lake Information + Tackle & Technique Tips: $150

Lake Information + Tips + GPS Pin Sharing: $200

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