160 161 AMERICAN SURPLUS & MANUFACTURING / ICE CASTLE FISH HOUSES ICE CASTLE FISH HOUSES “YOU CAN CAMP IN A FISH HOUSE, BUT YOU CAN’T FISH IN A CAMPER!” M ove over cold, lonely fishing hut…and say hello to the ultra-tweaked, state-of-the-art, Ice Castle Fish House on wheels. These cus- tomized recreational vehicles act as a home- away-from-home for ice fishing on the frozen tundra, hunting in the fall, or in the role of a luxury camper. Fam- ily-owned American Surplus & Manufacturing (AS&M), better known as Ice Castle Fish Houses, has come full throttle; starting out as a small shop in 1993, and grow- ing to become the largest manufacturer of premium portable ice fish houses in the state of Minnesota. Brett Drexler, General Manager and son of founder Jeff Drexler, wants to get the word out that “ice fishing is not roughing it any more! That used to be the case –you’d go out on the ice with Grandpa and a bucket and sit there in all kinds of weather conditions. But now you’ve