Ice Fishing, where do I begin other then my friend Pete saying "If we don't catch anything at least we'll catch a buzz!" So we packed up the sled with, the necessary fishing gear, food and good brew so we were sure to have a good time.
I did not have my fishing license so I was instructed not to touch the tip-ups or fishing polls just incase some wild life official came by. Not a total disadvantage because that gave me a leg up on everyone and I started catching my buzz quicker then they were catching fish. Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA was first up. An excellent IPA, that was slowly turning to a slush in my cup.
This is what you put in your hole, its called a tip-up. Basically the fish bites the bait down in the water and the flag goes up to let you know you got something. You have to be quick though, what ever the fish maybe it will take your bait and run.
About an hour in just as the last hole was cleared out Pete was jigging the hole to check out the depth to see how far we wanted to put the bait and boom, Pete caught this sunny. Don't worry we practice and release.
Feeling a little peckish off to the stash of Robertson's beef jerky
Pete is mesmerized that we caught a second fish!
There was only 2 of these in the cooler we brought so of course I just had to have one. Thanks for leaving these in Adam's fridge Steve.