Ever wondered what to do during a Canadian Winter? Ski, Snowboard, Ice Skate, Snowshoe, Sled, Dogsledding, Curling?
This is what I do:
That’s me – Ice Fishing!
It’s pretty simple, really; you make sure the lake is frozen – preferably over 3″ thick, so you don’t fall through. You then drill a hole with an “Auger”, manual or gas-powered:
Once you’ve drilled your hole, you clear the snow and ice from around and in the hole and then you’re ready to fish!
I’m no Ice Fishing expert; but the good news is, you don’t need to be one to enjoy this cold-Winter past-time! It’s a little bit of technique but even more luck. The fish are so cold, they won’t want to swim a lot, so you have to hope that you drilled a hole over some fish or at least close to them.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”