Winter fishing through the ice

Winter fishing through the ice

The winter shoreline that lies on the opposite side of this frozen local lake is untouched and uninterrupted. It makes our guide’s demonstration of traditional ice fishing methods seem like time travel to an era before tappers and fur traders. With the recommended three layers of clothing, we’re warm in the elements. Our guide also shows our party of 6 (the minimum group size required for this adventure) a variety of modern ice fishing methods. We put them to use and begin hoisting northern pike, walleye, perch, and whitefish from the holes drilled through the ice. At an additional cost, our guide provides snacks and refreshment, and we laugh and enjoy the thrill of being outdoors on the frozen lake, jigging hooks to entice the big fish that lurk below.