It's funny how every year around this time I start to think about ice fishing and get kinda excited. Then when it gets here all I can think about is how much easier it is to be in a boat and cast to any water I can reach with ease. Grass is always greener on the other side I guess. I do enjoy sight fishing gills, and sitting in the truck watching tip-ups where the coffee is warm and I can fish in jeans and a hoodie.
It's loads of fun to get a large group together on a weekday when you have the lake to yourself. A few cold ones, some venison sandwiches with horseradish mayo. Everyone yelling when a flag goes up. Letting the kiddos ice the fish. Yep. That's as good as it gets. Hard to find people who have weekdays off, so that is almost non-existent now. Soon I'll be retired, and can be really choosy about when I go.