We have had some colder weather in MN this year. I'm going to poll some bait shops on ice conditions this week and see what we have. If the ice is thick enough, i'll likely go. A few tip-ups (stay-downs), a panfish rod, a beverage, a lunch and lawn chair. We are good to go. I have a little canvas portable that makes these outing comfortable. The kids like to go too. It sure is fun!!!
Hope to have safe ice here in CNY by X-mas. The weather has been cold but we are getting dumped on by the snow gods and that is not good for safe ice. I see on another wed site that a few hardey souls have been on the ice up in the mts of Northern NY?
My wife likes to go with but not as much as I do. My 2 dogs are my constant ice fishing companions. Wish I could teach them how to fish would mean more tip ups and jig sticks
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...