Ice fishing is another winter sport that attracts much attention. Fishing competitions are popular during the winter all over Ontario. March 15th is the last day for fishing on the ice for this particular area.
Everyone gets in on the fun or the sport of it. Some fish, if caught have to go back into the water because they are not allowed to be taken from the lake because of size, low quantities or just out of season.
Just as with a lot of sports, it is the fun of being out in the freezing cold, with a fishing pole tipped into a small, round hole cut in the ice, hot coffee steaming beside you and the camaraderie of others….
If a fish is caught (that is legal to keep) then all the better.
OFF TO DO SOME FISHING WITH DAD!
BUSY LITTLE COMMUNITY….
Some folks rent huts such as the one you see. They put little heaters in them, if it is really cold outside. Other have tents. The fishing holes can be inside or outside depending on the weather. The huts which have runners (like a sled) are brought out onto the frozen lake by snowmobiles.
THE FISHERMEN HAVE AN AUGER THAT DRILLS OUT THE HOLE IN THE ICE. THE ICE FREEZES BACK UP OVERNIGHT.
BAITING THE HOOKS
LOOK WHAT I CAUGHT! but….IT HAS TO GO BACK INTO LAKE…..
HEADING HOME WITH ALL THE EQUIPMENT. ..
Well there you have another of our Canadian winter sports. Not for everyone. Thanks for coming by today. See some of the other sports listed below.