My Friend Mark is a California boy, but is no stranger to the cold. He just did a tour of duty in Afghanistan and spent some chilly nights over there.
Although John Vargo had all the gear we needed for ice fishing, I realized that I didn’t have a NY fishing license. It was a bit of a shock to learn that a NY out-of-state fishing license is now $70. Ouch!
John led the way making sure that the ice was thick enough. He also made sure that we spread out enough so that if the ice started to crack that we all wouldn’t go in at the same time.
Once we got base camp set up it was time to start setting up the Tip Ups. This is a bit rough in the cold since you have to take off your gloves to do it. That’s why we let John do all the work.
I’m glad Mark had a good time and even though we didn’t catch any fish we really had a great day. That’s what ice fishing is all about. Be sure to get out and try it some time.
Yes that’s me all bundled up. I’m covered in about six layers, and still I was cold. I could have covered my head a bit more. Live and learn.