Sunday, February 22, 2009

No Fish Ice Fishing

Because Chris had work off last Monday for President's Day, we decided to take the kids ice fishing. I found an auger at a garage sale for cheap during the summer and we hadn't used it yet. After Chris was mad a High Priest, we dressed in our warm clothes and headed out for Hyrum Reservoir. We were joined by Bretton (a professional fisherman) and his son, Tennyson.

The weather was quite nice. We loaded up the sleds and marched onto the frozen lake to set up our first spot. Chris started drilling and learned that our auger needs to be sharpened.

We got through the thick ice and started fishing. Cadence is a funny fisherwoman. She puts the pole down the hole!!! Needless to say, we didn't have any bites. We decided to try another spot where Bretton has had success in the past (by the car graveyard.) We packed up and pulled our camp to another spot. Unfortunately, we had no success there either. NO BITES! NO FISH!
Fortunately, we still had fun. Cadence loved playing with the fishing poles, Tenny and climbing on the old cars. I was glad we borrowed the pole stands from our neighbor Aaron so I didn't have to hold a pole AND Cooper at the same time. He is so HEAVY! The conversation was good and the scenery was amazing. There are few thing more beautiful than snow covered mountains.
I don't know if we will make it out ice fishing again this winter, but hopefully next time we go, we will have more success.


Kristina P. said...

I don't think I know anyone who has ever been ice fishing! Awesome!

Aaron and crystal said...

Aaron has Ice fishing in his blood! I am sorry that you guys didn't even have one bite but it looks like you still had fun.

Tara Bergsjo said...

Looks like fun!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Are you sitting/standing on ICE?? That is insane? I would be too afraid of the ice breaking under me. Looks like lots of fun though.