John Jackson keeps us updated on all aspects of fishing as our outdoor expert. At this time of year, Johnny wants to head north for fishing.

On Lake Mille Lacs in northern Minnesota, anglers drag fully equipped, 4-ton houses onto the lake. Resting on 2-foot thick ice, these generator-powered, $25,000 homes include carpet, parquet floors, microwaves, surround-sound and satellite hook-ups.

After drilling the hole, underwater cameras spot fish. Before technology, random “house-drops” couldn’t guarantee a good catch.

However computers are now complementing ice-fishing. Computers target reefs where fish feed and tapping a global-positioning satellite also assist in locating the perfect spot.

John will thaw-out upon his return.