Ice Fishing On Buck Lake

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Over the past month or so we’ve made a couple of trips out to Buck Lake to visit my parents and do a little ice fishing!

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

Mike had never been ice fishing before this winter, and it’s been a LOOOOOONG time for me (which is kind of sad, considering my mum and dad live right by the lake, but anyway) so we were both pretty excited.

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

The first weekend was fun but fairly uneventful, as we didn’t even SEE a fish the entire time we were there.

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

Well, no matter.  We were back again last weekend and this time we saw fish (a few pike, to be specific) but they just were not that interested in eating.  Or we were doing it wrong.  I don’t claim to be an expert on these things, don’t let my best fishing shoes fool you, I am new at this.

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

We did stay toasty warm in my dad’s ice tent, with an outdoor heater and thermos’ filled with hot chocolate!

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

If you’ve never been in an ice fishing tent before, it’s quite the experience. If you clear the snow from the ice around the tent, inside the tent, the ice seems to glow from the outside light, and we could see right to the bottom of the lake, even in 8 feet of water. My dad also have a fish camera that we lowered down an outside hole, aimed at our hooks. We saw two pike via the camera, and that was extremely cool!

Pre-Christmas Ice Fishing

We will be headed back to the lake in February to give it another go. With any luck the fish may be biting next time!

2 Responses to Ice Fishing On Buck Lake

  1. Denise says:

    Try corn niblets next time. Works like a charm 🙂

  2. Robert says:

    What great picks, it’s hard to beleive we will be sitting arround looking at these pics and enjoying them even though we never caught any fish

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