Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Going Ice Fishing


In the interest of full disclosure, I was not the one ice fishing on this cold Sunday morning.  But others heartier than me were on Pewaukee Lake over the weekend to do just that.  I was in the area for brunch with friends and took my camera since it is always such a pretty scene, and I knew I could get some good photos.  You can see what the lake looks like below:

 
I was not expecting to see ice fishermen, not knowing if the lake was frozen enough to be stable.  But as I was standing on the shore I saw two men in an all-terrain vehicle riding across the river and park on the bank closer to me.  I guess the lake was definitely stable enough since one of the men needed a drill to break through the ice:
 



Unfortunately (or fortunately since my fingers were starting to freeze), I had to go inside for brunch so I didn't see if they caught anything.  But if an endurance test was what these fishermen were going for, I'm sure they had a great time!


This post is also my "G" assignment for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  To see more participants, click on the link.

22 comments:

  1. I'm amazed that the ice is thick enough for ice fishing already! But in many places he it is too. I guess ice fishing will be a LOT better in 2013 than it was in 2012. No. I'm not an ice fisher but I too like to take photos of the huts, snowmobile trails, trucks on the ice.... ;)

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    1. I bet it would be really fun to take photos of the ice fishermen in Canada! Yesterday would have been a great day, too, to ice fish - I think the high temp was only 9 degrees.

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  2. I think I would be nervous about using a drill even if the ice was thick.

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    1. I would be too (not that ice fishing is my kind of thing)!

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  3. Living in the south this is amazing to me. I think it is beautiful but I wouldn't last ten minutes :)

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    1. I had never actually seen anyone doing this in person. Sunday was the first time!

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  4. Don't get to do it often, but it was fun when I did.

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    1. I'm glad you had fun! I don't think I would want to try it, but then I'm not much of for fishing.

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  5. Wonderful photos and those that do Ice fishing love it ~ I would rather ski, walk or stay in ~ ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMusedog and Carol ^_^)

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    1. Thanks, Carole. I'll be going snowshoeing for the first time this Feb. I would rather do that than stand on a frozen lake!

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  6. I love fishing, but only when it's warm. I am not an ice fishing kind of gal, nope, not me...

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    1. I hope so too. Shame to stand in that cold and go home with nothing.

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  8. Having Canadian roots, I have been privileged to see this type of fishing. Southern by choice, I don't handle that cold weather too well!

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    1. Thanks, Esther! If I could live in a warmer climate, I would jump at the chance. But, up here you do get to see some interesting stuff in the winter.

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  9. Reminds me of my youthful days in Minnesota...I hope you have a great catch...bkm

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  10. I can't wait to show my husband these great pics. He misses ice fishing so much. We moved to Florida..not much ice around here☺
    Laurie

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  11. Those are great shots of the ice fishermen! The only time I'd ever seen them was when my husband and I were in Wisconsin (yet again!) -- Lake Geneva, to be exact. My pics are nowhere near as cool.

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    1. Thanks, Bee! I wish I could have gotten even closer, but I was just on the edge of the icy lakeshore. Glad you had fun in Lake Geneva - it's an amazing place!

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  12. When we lived in Northern Alberta ice fishing was a regular weekend activity. I don't much like being cold, so ice fishing combined the boredom of fishing with the agony of being cold. It's a good thing the company was good!

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  13. My Dad's Mom lived in Minnesota. I can remember driving the car out on the lakes to the ice fishing shacks. I don't remember doing the fishing...just the chilly, primitive inside of the tiny room.

    What a grand post!

    I really appreciate the memories!

    A+

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