Thursday, January 3, 2013

THE COLD TRUTH

DH and friends left at six a.m. to go ice fishing in Montana.  The temperature here this morning is minus 10 F (-23C) give or take a few double digit degrees.  He was excited it would be much colder at the lake.  Having a spouse who likes to ice fish is like having one who thinks he is a chicken.  I'd tell him he's crazy but we like the eggs--or in DH's case--the trout. 


16 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Gosh...not even a fish hut to break the wind...tough guys.

E Wix said...

Well, they seem to be having fun!

a bit too chilly for me, I fear!
Happy New Year to you and all your family!

oz

gowestferalwoman said...

ice fisherpeople are a whole different breed - since we come from the border of NW WI & NE MN, we are used to seeing people drag small CABINS out on the ice on the 10,000+ lakes out there...

they are... well, different! LOL

fishducky said...

If they like frozen trout, can't they just buy them at the market?

Buttons said...

I like trout too. Sometimes crazy is OK:) I always thought ice people were a little crazy. Sorry but it is true.
It was -19c here today so I went snowshoeing so everyone has some crazy. B

Sarah said...

Crazy yes! But I suppose a tasty trout makes up for it. I only saw ice fishing on the Internet about a year ago and was amazed. Though the kind I saw involved little cozy huts. It is plus 10 degrees here at the moment so a little different! Hope he catches a big one. And I am not sure if I have wished you a happy new year yet so Happy new year!

Alica said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr....but it looks like fun! :)

joeh said...

I would love to ice fish some day...in July...on a boat...with some beer...ON ICE!!

frayedattheedge said...

Ah well, it takes all sorts to make the world - including barking mad people who choose to go out in the freezing cold!!

Joanne Noragon said...

Do you require him to clean the fish, too? I would.

Leenie said...

fishducky: There is nothing in the market which tastes as fine as a big wild trout that's been swimming in the clear icy water of a Montana lake.

Joanne: Yes, cleaning the fish--and filleting them--are all part of the package. He even grills them or breads and deep fries them. I'm not going to tell him he's demented.

Brian King said...

It takes a real die-hard to fish in that kind of temperature! Glad they were successful!

Val said...

Yikes! Don't they need a little shack and a lot of beer?

laura.forestdreams:) said...

ooooooh...bbbbrrrrrrrr....i like to go fishing. and i like the cold (well, maybe not THAT cold...)

but the 2 just don't go together in my head. i'd rather be at home by the fire & wait for the catch!!

i hope he comes home with a bunch!!

jeanie said...

Okay - very glad that I have about 1/2 an earth to insulate me against such cold!!!

I love the virtual paintout concept in your previous post, too!!

Wishing you all the best for a fantastic 2013.

Terry and Linda said...

That is a HUGE fish! No Ice Hut?!?

Linda
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