This past weekend Ike's Scouting group had a family ice fishing trip planned....and it was loads of fun. We were fortunate to enjoy good weather (slightly above freezing), good company, and good food. The ice was a several feet thick, but the group leaders arrived an hour early and made quick work of the holes with a gas powered auger. Fun times with friends, roasting hotdogs and marshmallows, and catching fish....all good things! We almost had one, but it was the one that got away as it took the hook and the worm. Surely it must have been huge! I spent a lot of time trying to decide what to bring along for food to share and in the end just made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies. You really cannot go wrong with those.
The kids each had their own hole to fish, and the people next to us caught two rainbow trout. Ike's attention span for jigging was a little short, so much of the time his hook sat fairly still. Still, it was nice to get outside with friends and do something a little different. I hope your weekend was fun too!