Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ice Fishing

Did you know Canada.. with the fall winds blowing, the cold rain starting and the jeans and sweaters coming out; I know many of you are dreading our cold winter months.

Let me tell you about a few folks that have been dreaming of that ice, cold snow all summer: Ice Fishers!!

Ice fishing occurs on a lake, when the lake has been frozen over. Fishermen pull portable housing (ice shantys) onto the ice, usually using ATV's or snowmobiles. The use an auger to create a hole in the ice, use a skimmer to remove new slushy ice as it forms, and a rod for catching fish.

Lake Simcoe has abundant coldwater fish such as lake trout, herring and whitefish and has been known as Canada's ice fishing capital!

According to outdoors.ca Canadian ice fishing is considered to have the largest population of participants in winter fishing!!

Who's tried it???

2 comments:

  1. I don't think I could ever go ice fishing! Too scared of falling thru the ice, but I know a few people who absolutely LOVE it!

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