Two mornings in a row, my truck has honked it’s horn when starting….
That has never happened before…
Temps are into that deep cold (-18 F), where metal breaks, and a piece of firewood may not split.
Squeaky snow isn’t an unusual event right now, and padlocks are just blocks of ice.
When venturing out to grab a piece of firewood at midnight, I felt a jolt of fear as the door closed behind me.
It wouldn’t be wise to get locked out in your underwear.
As far as fishing goes….
Lots of shore ice..
A fair amount of anchor ice as well….
Difficult at times to get a good drift, with all the free-floating icebergs.
Don’t forget your Stanley’s anti-ice paste, and those rubber-soled wading boots, instead of felt soles.
Picture glam rockers high-lift soles with the snow build up.
But, one can catch fish….
Midges, midges, midges……
Perhaps a golden stone in a darkish medium size.
Take care to not fall in….
Good idea not to fish alone very far from the car.
A few pullouts have appeared, and trails blazed…
Bring snowshoes if you plan to explore more water.
I’ve been wearing three layers midday, and a shell over that.
Bring spare clothes and backup gloves…
As I say this time of year….Be safe/have fun, and try to do both at the same time.
Person-up, you can do it….