I've been boycotting ice fishing the last couple of years because of Mrs. coldH2O's lack of enthusiasm & support for the utility snowmobile that I need to continue this fine sport. There has been no bringing home of crappie or bluegill or splake or northern lately. The VEXILAR & the underwater camera have been quietly sitting in the pole barn, pining for the ice.
"'My dad and I would put our ice fishing shanty out on the lake the week after Christmas every year and take it off the lake the first week in March,' the 72-year-old McEwen said. 'When was the last time you saw any shanties on the lake before February?'"