Monday, February 09, 2009

Ice Fishing

Have you ever gone ice fishing? When I was young my Dad built a ice fishing house and he and a neighbor used to go every year. Mom would bring hot, freshly made cornbread for us to eat later in the afternoon. She would also retrieve those kids tired of hanging out on the lake and bring us back home.

This photo gives a new meaning to ice fishing!

Later: And then a friend E-mailed me this Jeff Foxworthy joke:

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 38 inches of ice

and sitting there all day

hoping that the food will swim by,

you might live in Wisconsin. (or Minnesota)

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Blogger Grant said...

Wow - you caught a car. I never managed better than a catfish.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Every winter when we lived in Minnesota we'd see the ice fishing house popping up on Lake Minnetonka! The ice got so thick people drove their pick-up out to their ice fishing huts! MN is a beautiful state, but I never again want to live where winter lasts so long and is so harsh!

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the cold but not THAT much.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I always get all jumpy when I think of those ice fishing houses. I had an uncle who used to sleep in his house and stay for weeks at a time. That almost makes me sick to think of it. I know that I could NEVER sleep on ice like that.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Never gone; never wanted to.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Ordinary Girl said...


8:48 AM  
Blogger Tammi said...

Cool! I've never been ice fishing,but it sounds like fun.All we get to do around East Texas isgo fishing or trotlining on our area lakes.I would be grateful just to get some SNOW once in a

4:47 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Hahaha! Is this post in honor of the 150 people who needed to be rescued from the ice last week? What a bunch of boneheads! :)

9:59 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Wooops, I meant to mention, we have some good news posted over at Home Fires. Thank you so much for your concern about my boy.

Awwww, your poor mom. :)

10:00 AM  
Blogger dan said...

I've heard of ice road truckers but never people who drill holes in ice to hope to catch fish.

2:00 AM  
Blogger Tammi said...

Checkin' back in to say "hey".
Seems as though almost every fave on my list posted the last time on the 9th.I had o re-check my calender to see if I'm going nutty or something.LOL

6:03 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

I used to ice fuish and drive on the lake to do i t.
I have a few picktures i took f a canteen truck that went through the ice while trying to sell a coffee to some guy on thin on LOL

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just dropping by to wish you a very Happy Valentines Day. I hope it's a special one.

7:41 PM  
Blogger James D. Wilmore said...

It's wonderful! Articles, Amazing!
This is a nice post you sharing. Thank you for your good experience shared with us.Most important one is your story was dramatic.

12:15 PM  

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