Monday, January 25, 2010

Windy Day on the Ice

So today my husband and I went ice fishing. Oh man I don't think I have ever in my 25 plus years of ice fishing ever been on such slippery ice. Couple that with winds up to 35 mph and I was literally sliding along the ice. The wind just pushed me along and a few times I thought I was going to end up on my rear end. Good thing for me I didn't . I am way to old to end up on my butt on the ice. So we set up the shelter and that in of itself was an incredible chore. It was like hanging on to a box kite. It usually take about 2 minutes to get it all set up but today with the wind howling it took my husband and myself at least 10 minutes to get it up. Good thing it came with these wonderful screw in spikes or we just wouldn't have been able to pitch it and keep it where we wanted it. It was snowing as well those tiny little ball type of snow that you can hear hitting your shelter. We usually move around the ice a few times in an hour or two to find the fish, but we were exhausted just moving the tent twice. That was enough for the both of us. I finally got the heater going and we got inside the ice shelter to get warm and start fishing.  We fished for about 2 1/2 hours and we caught 2 fish. They just weren't biting today. Also when we go to this particular lake in Indiana there are typically 30 to 60 people on the lake and today there were like 6 including us. Not a good sign and maybe we should have just turned around and went home but we are die hard fishermen so we stayed. You know what they say if you don't try you wont catch. My husband and I had great conversation and hot coffee so all was not lost. We love our time on the ice and spending time together without phone ringing and kids and their loud music. I hope our next trip on the ice will produce more fish but even if it doesn't I will have a good time. Happy fishing all.

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