As I’ve shared in a previous post, I don’t fish. However, in the spirit of remaining open-minded, I’d like to once again ramble a bit about fishing – or to be more exact, Ice Fishing.
Here’s what I know:
- First, you need to make sure the ice is thick enough to support you (at least 4″ thick if it’s just you, 12″ thick for your ice shanty or snowmobile)
- Then, you start dressing in layers – LOTS of layers!
- Next, add warm, waterproof footwear (you’ll be standing on ICE, remember!)
- Finally, you’ll need something to cut through the ice & fishing equipment
That’s all I know.
However, there are experts across the web who speak fluent ice fishing, including those at the Wisconsin DNR. There’s also WisconsinSportsmanMag.com with a full line-up of articles including Secrets of the Pros and the National Ice Fishing Association‘s web site.
Had to share this as well, ‘cuz it made me laugh!
Now, get out your calendars because there are a host of fun “Fisherees”, “Derbies” and “Jamborees” across Wisconsin in the coming days:
Hancock Lions Club Fisheree, Fish Lake
5th Annual Justin Donner Memorial Fisheree, Mercer
Ice Fishing Jamboree, Mosinee
Sno Gypsies Winterfest Fisheree, Park Falls
6th Annual Ice Fishing Rumble, Phillips
Plum Lake EMT’s Holes for Life, St. Germain
50th Annual BPCA Winter Fishing Derby, Lake Onalaska
As always, don’t forget to head on over to WisconsinLodging.info to plan your ice fishing getaways!