Ice Fishing: What happened to it?
Ice fishing, not so much. If I had to drill the holes by hand, sit on a bucket, and guess if there were any fish there and what depth they were at I'd probably stay home.
Last year we were up at Minocqua for New Years and when we got out on the lake the real air temp was -10 and worse with the wind chill. There were some guys sitting on buckets and my son said, "Dad those guys are bad a$$es! It is really cold out!" I told that story to the guy at the gas station when he asked how I did after we finished fishing and he laughed and said, "Those guys weren't from around here, we fish in a shanty like you. Way too cold to sit outside."
Beer,tip-ups and bait,in that order. It doesn't get much simpler than that.
How else did someone discover that hotdogs work for pike? He forgot the bait.
But many of those guys aren't big on "appreciating" sunsets either.