Ice Fishing

Yeah, I'm doing an ice fishing post in the middle of summer. Honestly, I think ice fishing is one of my favorite outdoor-winter activities.  Unfortunately, I only get to do it once a year.

These pictures were taken on the southern end of Lake Champlain in January.  We did not have a ton of luck this year, but it was a lot of fun regardless.  And the weather/light made for a lot of opportunity to take pictures.

The previous year was much more productive.  We landed a keeper lake trout out of Lake George in Warner bay:

Ice fishing on Lake George, NY for lake trout. 2013 Season. With family and friends. Caught with live bait on a standard tip-up rig.

he nice thing about ice fishing is that the fishing is actually secondary to the whole experience.  Sure, it is awesome to catch some fish while you're out there, but if you don't, you can still manage to have a great time.  Especially when you are with a group of fiends.

There are holes to cut, gear to haul, lines to tie, etc.  Getting 10 tip-ups rigged and deployed will easily take over an hour, so there's plenty to keep you busy.  And hopefully before you get to the last set of gear, you have a flag or two fly.  (As pictured in the above video)

Here's a few more photos from our most recent trip plus the HD gallery.