Monday, February 14, 2011

Ice Fishing Derby/ My World

Get Ready...

Notice that this ice hut (insulated and heated with propane) is on skis for easy hauling.

Set...

Two men have pushed the hut forward to hook it onto the  Bombardier.

GO!!

Sunday, February 13th, was the last day of The Great Georgina Ice Fishing Derby.




Georgina is on the south side of Lake Simcoe and the town just north of East Gwillimbury. I'm not a fisher but there are plenty of people around here who fish in winter for perch, northern pike and whitefish.

For decades, Lake Simcoe has been called the "Ice Fishing Capital of North America."

Many of the popular ice fishing spots on the lake


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42 comments:

see you there! said...

All the comforts of home? People must really like to fish.

Darla

bill said...

This is ice fishing in comfort! We ice fish in the raw, no shanties, lots of tip-ups, lots of drilling ice by hand to keep you warm (42" last weekend!), lots of cold wind to remind you that it is winter. Never more refreshing!

Great photos, I especially liked this Bombardier, pretty expensive looking!

Bill:www.wildramblings.com

Boonie S said...

This is fascinating. I never before believed that folks really do this.

All the best, Boonie

aka Penelope said...

A heated hut on a frozen lake sounds very cozy ... providing it doesn’t soften the ice. Taking away the hut on skis is a brilliant move! The front of the red vehicle looks like it has snowshoes.

Y. Ikeda said...

I have never tried ice fishing, though it looks interesting:) The Bombardier looks so cooool!

Sylvia K said...

Amazing what people will do to fish!! Never ceases to surprise me! The Bombardier is pretty cool though! Great, fun shots for the day. Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

Pretty smart to put it on skis!

Gill - That British Woman said...

have to say sitting in a hut in the middle of a frozen lake trying to catch fish is not my idea of fun!!!

Gill

ladyfi said...

What wonderful fun1

We have lots of ice on the lakes, but not that many ice fishermen...

kaye said...

how fun! I wonder who won?

Kathy said...

I must say that when I first viewed the thumbnail of your picture on my blog I actually thought it was a mailbox! The thumbnail had a very strange cropping. But now I see the whole thing, I must say this is so foreign to me as to be almost surreal! There's lots of fishing in my area but it's on creeks and bayous and often in a pirogue (pronounced pee-row), a flat-bottomed canoe associated with Cajun culture.

Linda said...

Now this is really exotic to me.

 gmirage said...

The hut can skate and ski better than I do! hope they get salmon! (?)

Carver said...

I always thought ice fishing was the epitome of roughing it but I guess the hut makes it easier.

Reader Wil said...

This is really something new to me! Very interesting and fascinating! Thanks for sharing!

Marja said...

Very interesting. Looks like fun. There is even a company in fish huts. The car looks like a tank lol
Very nice

Arija said...

I had not seen a bombardier in ages. They used them in Antarctica for some time. Great post.
I'm going fishing today too only I shall be doing it from a jetty and with lots of sunscreen on.

Martha Z said...

Ice fishing is not part of my world. I understand, though, that if the lakes are still frozen in the Sierra at the end of Arpril when fishing season opens, some hearty souls will go out and drill holes in the ice. There won't be any little huts, though.

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the ice fishing. It is amazing what people will do to fish. Wonderful photos.

Photo Cache said...

what a cool sight, pun intended.

happy valentine's day.

Leovi said...

Living in Spain and in an area where it snows barely if not endure much, because I'm always cold.

Starnitesky said...

That is new to me, not something I would like to do.

Gaelyn said...

That is altogether a very ingenious set up.

Leif Hagen said...

Ice fishing hut on skis - VERY smart - I've never seen one quite like that here in Minnesota!

Halcyon said...

Ah yes, I've heard of these. Maybe I'll experience one next year!

Lesley said...

I would have loved to have seen this. What fun. (I'm not a fisher, either, butI know someone who loves to ice fish and I've always been intrigued - though not enough to go with him!!)

Rose said...

I thought mailbox, too! I love to fish, but have no desire to ice fish.

Indrani said...

Interesting sport.
What fun in freezing cold.

lotusleaf said...

I learnt something new- ice fishing!

Lorna said...

My parents' home was Barrie, so I know what the ice huts look like in all their glory. We always used to fear that someone would push the limit and go through the Bay. And someone always did.

Kay L. Davies said...

Had to laugh at Kathy's comment. This is indeed a far cry from a pirogue on the bayou, but I've seen lots of ice fishermen and very few pirogues. However, I've never seen a contraption like that Bombardier. The thumbnail picture made me think of the "tour buses" north of Churchill, Manitoba, taking tourists for photo ops with polar bears.
Yes, Canadians will do anything for the sake of fishing. Great post for this time of year!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sally in WA said...

No way do I want to spend my day sitting and watching a fishing pole. Great post, though!

Kate said...

Minnesota Lakes are meccas for fisherman...any time of the year. During the cold season the lakes are dotted with ice houses, some of which are very luxurious.

Jack said...

I think they are now doing ice-house racing!

Randy said...

Cute hut, needs a little color though.

Joyful said...

Wow! That's some pretty fancy fishing equipment there.

Stewart M said...

Well that's not something you see around here every day! (or any day for that matter!)

Cheers

Stewart M

Andy said...

Nice photos. I've been ice fishing and it is very boring.

bracomfotografie said...

nice series, fishing in ice

Have a n(ice) day

stardust said...

I’d love to go to the lake to see how ice-fishing is like, if I could stay in that warm movable hut. I like blue and red color on pale blue ice. Beautiful photos!

lizziviggi said...

I love seeing things like this that are completely outside my realm of experience!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that is totally amazing. We seldom have even a thin sheet of ice onthe water the west side of the state. In Eastern Washington there is ice fishing but not like this. Usually just little portable huts or just men hunched over the hole in the ice.
This is great.
Love the Bombardier. MB

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