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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Damn good thing somebody had a cell phone.

 200 fishermen rescued from iceberg that broke free on Minnesota lake

Wow. Can you imagine enjoying yourself icefishing on a nice sunny snowy blustery afternoon, and next thing you know you look up and see water between you and land???

Now, I don't know about you, but I think I would crap my pants if I saw that.

6 comments:

  1. Ice & fishing should never be in the same sentence, except if you're talking about beer being on ice.

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    1. Agreed. Never been ice fishing, never will.

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    2. You, like most people, are missing the point.

      Fishing means sitting, usually in the rain, with a rod. Ice-fishing means auguring a few holes, setting lines then ... retiring to a nice toasty warm shelter to party ... I mean 'contemplate the beauty of nature' (best undertaken whilst 'fortified' with copious amounts of your favourite beverage obviously).

      Although, doing it with 200 others is just ... wrong. A nice isolated lake, a few (close) friends (preferably including a tea-total designated fish-checker - because forgetting why you are there and returning sans fish is a tad embarrassing) though.

      Don't tell SWMBO please (she thinks I'm a dedicated sportsman)!

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    3. Party on, Dude! Now that is fishing!

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  2. My cousin in Michigan when I was back there one winter kept trying to get me to go ice fishing, oh hell no! I ain't sitting out in the middle of a huge pond at -20 degrees in the open at a hole in the ice... and hoped a fish came by whilst freezing my ass off...

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