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Ice Fishing on the Mississippi

Ice fishing | Dubuque IA

Ice fishing on the Mississippi

This past weekend I decided to take a short trip to the Mississippi River to see what it looked like in the winter. I was amazed at how frozen the river had become. There were actually men standing out in the middle of the river and ice fishing.

I find ice fishing fascinating. The men were bundled up from their head to their toes. I am sure one must wear protective gear to avoid frostbite. They used an ice saw to cut a circular hole in the ice and then had a spear of some sort to spear the fish.

I have heard that some people build ice shanties when they plan to fish for long periods. I am sure this is to protect them from the wind and cold. I don’t know if I would ever attempt ice fishing, but it did look interesting.

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