Fishing in the Ice
Published on 1/10/2009
I knew when we started this website that ice fishing would have to be featured. Although I was reluctant because I also knew that the ice fishing experience wouldn't transfer well to video. I suppose that goes for any fishing experience. Unless you're in a tournament, the main point is to let life slow down for a couple of hours. The point isn't catching a fish. So a video of ice fishing might seem boring, but I did my best to keep it lively.
Ingrid and I went out to the shack in a snow storm. We went out to my dad's shack. He and his wife, Kathy, caught a lot of perch in January, so we thought it'd be easy to get some great fishing shots if we went out with them. We arrived at the shack after they did and they already had the holes drilled and the heater on. I'm not really sure what the temp was inside, but it was nice to step inside a warm shack from a 0 degree environment of wind and snow.
I went out twice. The first time there was an apocalyptic blizzard and Ingrid decided to stay home the second time to work on her artworks. You should take some time to go check out her work at ingridartstudio.com.
As with any casual fishing experience, you never know if any fish will get caught...or if you'll even get any bites. Well, we never caught any, but Kathy did one hour after I left. I think the fish were camera shy.
Fishing is one of those activities where it isn't about the results, but the experience. Take an afternoon to get nothing accomplished, it's good for the soul.