Feb 24, 2013
Ice Fishing in Wisconsin
Somehow, sitting in a shanty on Lake Winnebago—no matter the liquid, mitigating factors inside—never sounded like a lot of fun to me.
But every Winter, Wisconsin's lakes look like villages as 1,000s of ice shanties cover the ice during a period when we hope not too many snowmobilers will smash into the sides of the shandies—a too-often tragic occurrence in these parts.
James Card (NYT) has a piece on Ice Fishing in Wisconsin, noting that the beautiful big Eau Pleine Reservoir had an ice fishing contest that demanded urine samples testing for doping from those ice fishing.
"We did not test for beer, because then everybody would fail," said Joel McDearmon, chair of the United States Freshwater Fishing Foundation.