Ice Fishing- Catch My Drift!
I've known about ice fishing since I was a kid, but never had the chance to go ice fishing until I moved back to Minnesota, and went for my first time this year. I've discovered that ice fishing isn't just about the fishing. It's a lot of fun whether you catch fish or not. Here's a list of things you can do while ice fishing:
- COOK- If you're ice house has a stove, it's a great time to cook up a meal for a few. Try out your ice camping cooking techniques.
- EAT- Even if you don't cook, you have plenty of time to sit, and sit, and sit, and eat, and eat, and eat. If you're watching your weight, better bring a bag of salad, rather than the preferred bag o chips.
- DRINK- I think this is self explanatory.
- WATCH TV- I found this to be incredibly relaxing, since I typically don't have the time to watch television...there was ALL kinds of time in the ice house.
- READ- If you like to read? It's peaceful...non eventful place to sit back and relax...read a great book, while waiting for a great catch.
- HOBBIES: So if you knit, or cross stich, or like to color? As long as your hobby doesn't take up a bunch of room (No scrapbooking) it's a great place to get it done.
- TALK- Getting together with a great friend and going ice fishing allows you to catch up, and have a great conversation.
- GET STUCK- Watch out for snow drifts...or you'll have a great day of all this, and end it with a great night of all THIS! (See Below)
I think in an 8 hour period of time, Todd and I did plenty of talking, eating, watching tv, and having a great time. We unfortunately DIDN'T catch anything all day...That is...Until we left. We caught the truck on a huge snow drift and although we made mighty efforts with our shovels to dig ourselves out, had to call friends for a polar rescue, so to speak.
We might not have caught a fish today, but catching the drift was impressive enough!