I live in Maine.
And in Maine, in case you hadn’t heard, we’ve got some long winters. So what do you do when it’s below freezing for six months of the year?
Well, you go ice fishing, of course!
I didn’t grow up ice fishing, so it’s been an interesting learning experience. For example, I’ve learned ice makes noise.
True story. The ice gurgles and makes deep, disconcerting bubbling noises, especially on a sunny day.
And sometimes it cracks. In front of you.
Also, you don’t just sit around a hole in the ice with a fishing rod. In Maine, most people set traps.
There’s a minnow on the end of that line. When (if?) a fish bites, the orange flag flies up.
And of course, it’s not just about catching fish. It’s about doing something outside, with the kids, in the heart of winter.
Basically, it’s about punching winter in the face.
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