Fish Houses and Do-it-Yourself Tips


At Fish House Supply we believe in quality first. We do not claim to offer the cheapest houses on the market, but the quality is second to none.

All fish houses have quality, professionally welded trailers, with premium lumber and materials. After all, you want your fish house to last a lifetime not just a few seasons. All fish houses are built one at a time, by actual fisherman!

Some Tips For Building Your Own Fish House:


We recommend gluing all floors down with an industrial floor glue along with special coated self-drilling floor screws (sold in our trailer accessories section). Coated fasteners are needed with the copper added chemicals in today's treated lumber. Some manufacturers will shoot steel nails or use non-coated fasteners - these types of fasteners won't last in the new treated lumber. All floors must be glued and fastened with a coated fastener.

Walls and Rafters
All wall studs and rafters should be 16" on center, again with straight premium lumber. Our Rafters are constructed with 2" x 6"s, Tapered from the center to outside edge, pre-drilled and fastened with 3" Screws.

Walls should be 2" x 2" with 2" x 4"s on the corners for extra strength. Studs should be pre-drilled and fastened with 3" screws to keep walls together on the rough lake roads.

For many years all that anyone in this industry ever used (and some still are) is 1/8" paneling. It just does not last very long in a fish house. It warps on the ceiling, the facing will come off usually near the floor where it can frost up in cold weather, then begin to rot and it does not add any support in keeping your walls strong. Only use a light weight, all wood, 1/4" paneling that is twice as strong and will outlast any 1/8" paneling on the market, or a all wood Tongue & Groove interior.

We recommend using the pink or blue high-density board foam in your walls and Kraft-faced R19 in your Ceiling. You should also Tyvek your exterior before siding it.

If you choose to insulate your floor, we advise NOT to sandwich foam between 2 layers of plywood. This method not only traps moisture, but it also adds weight, and not much R-value. We recommend spray foaming under your floor if you have access to doing this.

Windows and Doors
Thermal pane windows are now a standard feature not an added option for all our fish houses. Single pane windows do nothing but sweat and we do not carry that window any longer.

Doors are a maintenance free high gloss RV door that has fiberglass skins, foam insulated and has a round door knob with (2) keys. The advantage with fiberglass skins over aluminum are that they will not dent.

We recommend Rubber  Roofs, because they will outlast the aluminum roofs. They will not  leak like most aluminum roofs do over time, and can be purchase at most lumber  yards for half the cost of Aluminum  Roofs.

We have found out from past experience that the smooth cargo aluminum siding in sheets will outlast any lap type siding available. It also makes your structure much more solid and can easily be spray foamed.

Crank Down Finished Fish Houses

6' 4" x 16' Semi-V "Fisherman" $14,500
8' x 18' Semi-V "Cabin" $17,500

All Crank Down Finished Fish Houses Include:

  • Heavy-duty crank down trailer with Retractable Tongue

  • Tongue Jack

  • All wood tongue and groove interior

  • Dual LP Auto Change over Regulator

  • Direct Vent furnace

  • 2 Bunks

  • Double LP tank holder (fits 20# and 30# tanks)

  • Maintenance free insulated door with lock and key

  • (2) - Maintenance free insulated sliding windows

  • (1) - Exterior 12 volt porch light

  • (3) - Interior ceiling lights

  • (6) - Catch Cover Hole Covers

  • Exterior Male outlet plug for generator hook up

  • 40 Amp Power Center/Charger

  • LP Detector

  • CO Detector

  • .040 Smooth Aluminum Siding

  • 1 piece rubber roof

  • 2 x 6 Rafters with R19 Kraft Faced fiberglass insulation

  • High density foam insulation in walls

  • Tyvek ( House wrap) around entire fish house

  • 3/4" Treated Floor

  • Carpet

  • Full 6' 6" Head room

  • Other options available..........

2-Fold Up Bunks over Jackknife Sofa in Back Custom Built Cabinets in V-front
2-Fold up Bunks over 48" Dinette in Back Fold Up Bunk over Jackknife Sofa in Back


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