This past week I spent time with family in Billings. As talk of an ice fishing trip began heating up amongst the elders I tried to steer things in a different direction. A float on the Bighorn anyone? My persuasive efforts failed. Promises of an ice house, heater, and hot coffee were reassuring - as was the fact that my five year old nephew was stoked about the trip. If he could handle it, I figured I could too.
As it turns out, fishing through the ice can be an enjoyable experience after all.
|The morning sun greets an intrepid ice fisherman.|
|Punching one through.|
|The kids loved every minute of it.|
|Not a bad way to spend a beautiful winter day.|
|Waiting for the flag to fly.|
|Burbot: ugly, but tasty.|