Winter can become an emotionally trying time of year for many families. The weather we experience during the winter months in Wisconsin drives a large majority of people indoors for 4 1/2 - 5 months out of the year!
Ice fishing is a wonderful outdoor activity for any family to enjoy--if even only for a short time! One of the best parts is that if properly prepared and planned out, an ice fishing adventure often facilitates a unique family bonding adventure.
Sure, catching fish is a bonus and brings about instant smiles and satisfaction, but setting a few tip-ups on the ice while playing a little catch with the football, having relay races, or using a handheld GPS and geocaching (outdoor treasure hunting) can be fun as well!
An added benefit to ice fishing is that it is a relatively inexpensive way to venture out onto your favorite local lakes as a boat is not necessary this time of year to access some new productive fishing hotspots.
Look for future posts on Necessary Ice Fishing Equipment & How to Properly Dress for an Enjoyable Ice Fishing Adventure!
FACT: Ice Fishing accounts for nearly 1/4th the annual amount of fish caught in Wisconsin!