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
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...