View Full Version : Homemade fire pit for icefishing!(UPDATED!)

03-13-2007, 03:04 PM
Yes another homemade thing for fishing by me. I found myself at work with some spare time and some scrap metal and i decided to make myself a small little fire-box type thing, for when im out on the ice and would like to enjoy a fire since your not allowed to have a fire right on the ice. Its big enough to fit a couple pieces of lumber laying around and some small poplar and pine we got, not gunna get no bonfire out of it but its enough to sit by and keep the hands and rump warm if your doin some night fishing. One thing i didnt think of untill i got home was to make a rack for it so i can cook some food on it while im out there but that will be my next lil project when i find my self with spare time.

03-13-2007, 04:02 PM

Spare Time
03-13-2007, 04:11 PM
WOW you had that much spare time:lol to make that box looks good maybe you could get a wire mess or a bbq Grill part to sit on top for cooking .

03-13-2007, 05:16 PM
Now thats sharp,you should try to develop a marketing plan for them...I would buy one!

03-13-2007, 06:14 PM
Nation i was thinkin i should make a rack for it too, just i thought of that after i got it home, ill throw one together tomorrow so i can have it ready for this weekend:lol :lol So if your out at gull and you smell BBQ that'll be the me eatin some BBQ steaks and burgers:D :D

03-13-2007, 06:54 PM
I have never had a fire on the ice. And was going to a while back, but never did.

I never knew you couldn't...see it all the time. GLad I don't just follow the crowd.

Is it provincial fire regs or something?

That thing does look sweet...you make some jazzed out stuff lethal!!

03-13-2007, 06:59 PM
Thanks Ryan, yah i think its illegal cause the ashes and burnt wood are toxic or something like that too the fish or something along those lines, thats why they dont allow it but this way i can have a fire then the next day when the ashes are all cold and dead when we leave just dump it in the bush on the way out.

03-13-2007, 08:35 PM
You should install a side door so you don't have to load the wood from the top once you get it roaring. Unless of course you like the smell of burnt hair:rollin

03-13-2007, 10:33 PM
I've never heard its illegal to have a fire on the ice. Any ideas where it says that? I've only done it once with no problems but if its illegal i'll refrain from doing it again. I have a cut off drum for a firepit in the future, not as fancy as lethals ;) .

03-14-2007, 12:01 AM
Actually i dont know if it says in the regs or not but i know my dad got in crap for it once so i just decided to throw it together but ill see if i can find any info on that.

03-14-2007, 04:19 PM
Nice work lethal!! U must be a plant operator with that kinda time on your hands. LOL. I too have heard that it is illegal to have a fire on the ice, but don't know where the info could be found.


03-16-2007, 01:26 PM
There used to be something in the regulations about "littering on the ice" but I cannot find anything about it in the 2007 guide to sportfishing regulations.


03-17-2007, 10:41 PM
Well i decided to go out and give it a try today out on the ice, really didnt need it too stay warm but figured we could cook some lunch while i was testing it out, and it worked fantastically, just the way i had planned it too and it didnt take too long to cool down either since its a thinner gauge metal so all in all the test was a success.

Davey Crocket
03-17-2007, 11:33 PM
Lethal, by all yer pics you are an outdoorsman at its finest, keep up with the pics, I fer 1 enjoy 'em.

03-24-2007, 04:15 PM
So i finally got around to making a proper grill for it but i really dont think ill be using it again this year but at least it will be ready to go for next season.

03-24-2007, 10:45 PM
very nice, thick guage steel bet that will last a lifetime