Monday, March 2, 2009
Time to haul your house away from your ice-hole!
Ahhhh, the great Minnesota tradition of ice fishing dictates that all ice houses in the southern 3rd of the state need to be off the ice today (March 2, 2009). For the northern 2/3 of the state you can fish away until March 16, 2009.
I went ice fishing last winter at my boss' ice house - it was awesome! Leather recliners, big screen T.V., grilling up some big fish and having snacks while you haul up the giant northerns...ahh! That's the life. How fun is it to eat beer battered fish, with slaw while drinking Leinie's beer, while reclining in a leather chair watching Alien vs. Predator (again). Okay, you have to wear your coat all the time and you get that adventurous drive on the ice afterwards (the creaking is a bit daunting under the SUV) - but fun is fun in Minnesota. Remember, it's a long, long winter up here and we have to make our own fun.