The Fish House. What is it?
In 2006 a new icon captured the imagination of Okoboji residents and visitors alike and became a legend of West Lake folklore. The Fish House docked on the shore of Okoboji Boat Works had arrived. A true feat of nautical engineering was designed and built by Brady Parks and Buck Harriman from Parks Marina with the purpose of being a destination for year round indoor fishing, complete with a large opening in the floor in which you can drop a line and hook. An inside bar with adult provisions added to the allure.
In the spring of 2007, another purpose was realized when the protective walls were taken down, twin engines were attached and steering mechanisms were assembled. The Fish House could now navigate amongst the boaters on West Lake Okoboji in the summer. Today the Fish House is a West Lake Okoboji spectacle and the most popular of Okoboji Boat Works 9 excursion boats with regular cruises every Saturday afternoon from 1 – 5 pm, complete with bartenders and a D.J. blasting music on board. When she’s not Shaking the Lake, the Fish House is open daily at 11 am May through September. In the off season months of October through April, she resumes her duties a popular port of call for fisherman and relaxing patrons alike. The Fish House is heated and features a full bar, multiple TV screens for watching the big games, hot food and incredible West Lake views. Fishing is free with purchase. The Fish House is a one of a kind vessel you won’t witness anywhere else in The Iowa Great Lakes or the world.