I ttok a friend from work fishing on the Little Manistee a few weeks ago and we had a ball even though it was in the winter season. Did you know that no one else was out there that day even though the temp was in the 30’s? I caught two fish and my pal caught a cold. I guess his worms froze to death waiting for him to catch something?
I never liked ice fishing all that much as I prefer fishing the more swift rivers in the winter that often don’t freeze over. With ice fishing you hve to drill a hole and then sit your keester down on freezing ice or on a chair until you catch something. There I would be catching a cold!
To be honest, I can only fish these rivers for about an hour and then my legs go to sleep on me. I’m one that prefers standing in one location each time I go out in cold weather until I catch something. Besides I would think that any sane fish would just love warming up inside my oven over that of freezing in the Little Manistee all winter. So you might say that I fish to keep those fins warm in either my oven or stomach. I wonder how my wife would view that?