Fess-up Ice Nuts
As many of you have probably seen, ice talk is all the rage right now. Just about every local fishing forum from the northern half of the U.S. and up has some thread titled “First ice predictions”, or something along those lines. In those threads people talk about how excited they are for this. Phrases like, “I can’t wait!” are common place.
WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?!
Seriously, though, fess up – are you really that excited for it? I went ice fishing for the first time last year (that story here) and don’t get me wrong…I had fun, but not enough fun for me to ever say something like, “COME ON ICE!!!”
To me, ice fishing isn’t something to look forward to. Instead it is something that keeps you from getting cabin fever during the frozen water periods. It’s a way to get out there and catch some fish, shoot the breeze with some friends, drill some holes in the ice, and freeze your butt off. With that, if I was given a choice between fishing through an 8” hole or casting in to water that isn’t hard – I would choose casting every single time.
Am I alone on this? Let’s hear it ice junkies….do you REALLY love ice fishing that much or is it just something you do because you can’t cast the open water?
Update: Here are some of the ridiculous thread titles that I have come across on some of the local fishing forums I visit - Feel free to add yours:
Winter...Please Save Me !
Won't be long at all now
It's go time!...almost.
Who's drooling over this?