Notice that this ice hut (insulated and heated with propane) is on skis for easy hauling.
Two men have pushed the hut forward to hook it onto the Bombardier.
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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All the comforts of home? People must really like to fish.
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!
This is fascinating. I never before believed that folks really do this.
All the best, Boonie
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.
I have never tried ice fishing, though it looks interesting:) The Bombardier looks so cooool!
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!!
Pretty smart to put it on skis!
have to say sitting in a hut in the middle of a frozen lake trying to catch fish is not my idea of fun!!!
What wonderful fun1
We have lots of ice on the lakes, but not that many ice fishermen...
how fun! I wonder who won?
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.
Now this is really exotic to me.
The hut can skate and ski better than I do! hope they get salmon! (?)
I always thought ice fishing was the epitome of roughing it but I guess the hut makes it easier.
This is really something new to me! Very interesting and fascinating! Thanks for sharing!
Very interesting. Looks like fun. There is even a company in fish huts. The car looks like a tank lol
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.
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.
Great post on the ice fishing. It is amazing what people will do to fish. Wonderful photos.
what a cool sight, pun intended.
happy valentine's day.
Living in Spain and in an area where it snows barely if not endure much, because I'm always cold.
That is new to me, not something I would like to do.
That is altogether a very ingenious set up.
Ice fishing hut on skis - VERY smart - I've never seen one quite like that here in Minnesota!
Ah yes, I've heard of these. Maybe I'll experience one next year!
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!!)
I thought mailbox, too! I love to fish, but have no desire to ice fish.
What fun in freezing cold.
I learnt something new- ice fishing!
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.
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!
Kay, Alberta, Canada
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No way do I want to spend my day sitting and watching a fishing pole. Great post, though!
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.
I think they are now doing ice-house racing!
Cute hut, needs a little color though.
Wow! That's some pretty fancy fishing equipment there.
Well that's not something you see around here every day! (or any day for that matter!)
Nice photos. I've been ice fishing and it is very boring.
nice series, fishing in ice
Have a n(ice) day
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!
I love seeing things like this that are completely outside my realm of experience!
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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