Any ice fishermen/lake trout fishermen?

-- Last Updated: Dec-07-12 6:16 PM EST --

I am not, not by a long shot, down in semitropical coastal Texas, but probably because it is so foreign to me, so exotic, I am very curious about northern freshwater fishing, especially for lake trout, because I think they are beautiful and a friend who lives up there let me have some smoked lake trout and it was delicious. Interested in hearing stories about lake trout fishing and also ice fishing, which sounds kinda cool Anyone have a really nice shanty setup?