Let the ice fishing begin…January, 2014

by Gord on January 13, 2014



The cold weather has finally broken allowing a foray onto the ice and snow….and there’s plenty of both.  A somewhat windy Sunday produced a few lake trout for dinner that night.  Jigging spoons was the only tactic we tried that day.



Fortunately for us, this nice rock cliff and nearby deep water was a good spot to fish out of the wind.  Susanne holding a good eater.


Hugh (G. Rection) came along for his first N.W. Ontario ice fishing experience.  While striking a good pose, Hugh is working on a new handle…”Fishless Wonder”.  I’m sure Hugh will produce on our next outing.  Fortunately for him, his lack of fish “catching” did not interfere with his fish “eating” abilities!


Even Mike popped in to check up on us.  Likely the only one on the lake wearing a t-shirt and retro moose hide jacket for winter protection.


It was a quick trip, but it was a good test of equipment and lake conditions.  Seems the trout lakes have good ice, no slush and smooth riding conditions.  Eagle, shows signs of slush, so caution is advised….unless you want to walk home!  Stay tuned for more ice fishing to come.  Interested in ice fishing?  Give me a call!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Teal River January 13, 2014 at 9:12 pm

I give, what IS Mike doing?


Gord January 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm

He’s heading 400 km’s north of Yellowknife to drill for diamonds…maybe this weekend. Unless your question was why is he driving around in a moose jacket? That answer I don’t have…


Professor January 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Gord…Perhaps it’s just the lighting, but Hugh G. Rection is looking a little stiff out on the ice.


Gord January 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

You are right Joe, Hugh does seem fully erect in that photo. Perhaps the cold weather had stiffened him to the point of being rock hard?


Perchmaster January 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Looks like fun I must say!!!!
Nice pics


Andy January 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Good to see the family out on the ice. I think Mike should be featured in one of the new reality shows that seem to be all about discovering gold and gems. Perchmaster….just think about the possibilities of catching bull perch through the ice??


Perchmaster January 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm

I have thought about that. With what I have learned on Winnebago over the last few years I think I could do a killing….
Ice fishing trip is on my bucket list


Andy January 17, 2014 at 9:06 am
Professor January 24, 2014 at 9:38 am

I have returned as a zombie professor.


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