3.4.11

I HEARD THE FAT LADY SING

It looks like I'm done...
Done ice fishing for the season. I had no problem getting on the ice this morning but getting off the ice was a different story.
I thought I picked a good route but NOT...
I went through the ice...no creaking, no crackling, no warning at all.
SPLASH...
I was in up to my belly, flopping, flailing, flailing, and flailing, trying to get out...
I made it.
The most valuable gear (camera and phone) were in my upper most pockets just in case.
I had to dig thru ice and slush in my lower pockets to find my truck keys.
Stick a fork in me...
I'm done.
It's been a season of ice fishing for Lake Champlain Yellow Perch that I'd just as soon forget.
Getting on the ice was tough if not impossible at times and once on, moving around was out of the question.
Record snow falls made hard-water fishing this year miserable at best.
It's time to clean up the winter gear, stow it away safely, and look forward to a summer of lazy days trolling and fighting Lake Champlain's Salmonid population!















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Fish on, fish H8 me.
Raz
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8 comments:

BassnVT said...

No shame in that Raz. Good on you for getting out one more time!

Shoreman said...

No video of you going through the ice? Pretty scary happening for sure. Glad you're OK. :)

Mark

John said...

Lucky for you Raz it was close to shore when you went through. Looks like you were in a hurry to pack up.I'm interested in what you're going to be doing over the next few weeks while the lake continues to thaw.

Mel said...

Goodness, glad you are ok. Enough is enough, already. Hope you get into some fish soon in open water.

Paddy Pike said...

Well i am glad your ok Raz, And i think you guys are all doing the right thing now by stowing your ice gear away, Just let the suns heat and nature do its thing, What with you going through the ice and John having to walk the plank, You know its time, I am already looking forward to your trolling for a megga size Salmon,
Good luck,
,,,Paddy,,,

Ludovic said...

The fish coming out of the ice should be the picture of the year! Wow !

Anonymous said...

A fly in the ointment.

Silverking Lodge said...

I have definatly been there! Glad to hear you were safe, ya just never know with the ice. Love the Blog!