Jeff and I went ice fishing this afternoon on Gillis Lake. Beautiful cold sunny day with a bit of wind. There were several groups out on the ice, even a couple ice fishing tents. 20140209-134002.jpg Jeff augured a couple holes for us. Ice was about 10 inches deep. We sat on our upside pails, each at our own hole. 20140209-134026.jpg I get frost bite quickly on my cheeks from so many cold walks to school in Thunder Bay, so I wore my face mask, toque, two pairs of track pants, and two pairs of socks. I promise this is me under all those layers: 20140209-134057.jpg Jeff was using a jigger lure. I had shrimp for bait. I caught a fish in about 2 minutes! Nice brook trout. 20140209-134106.jpg I tossed it back. Then we had a bit of a lull before I caught another one! Jeff took it off the hook for me. 20140209-134114.jpg She was a nice plump brook trout, spewing eggs all over as we tried to get her unhooked and photographed. I tossed her back too. 20140209-134132.jpg 20140209-134138.jpgWe had an awesome time on the ice! I don’t think it helped cure this cold I feel coming on, but we did make it home to watch the Olympic ski jumping 🙂


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

4 Replies to “Ice fishing

  1. Wow, amazing! Did you keep any fish at all? You look a bit Hannibal Lecterish but frostbite doesn’t sound like fun, either, so I get it. 😉

    1. Nope, didn’t keep either of the fish. To be honest, I didn’t expect to catch any 😉 I was kinda surprised to feel nibbles so fast!

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