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What do these three sentences have in common:

Larry the Cable Guy appears on Face the Nation and outwits George Will in a discussion of China's massive economic growth and how it will continue to change the course of financial power around the world.

Sarah Palin becomes a professor at Oxford University teaching advanced Physics. 

Jonathan Suttin goes ice fishing.

The answer?  None of these will ever happen.

Until now.

No, Larry the Cable Guy nd Sarah Palin have not suddenly become scholars, but  I have become an ice fisherman...sort of.

It all happened when my friend, Ryan invited me to go fishing.  He was planning on spending a few hours on the lake Friday afternoon.  I woke up from a nap and looked out the window.  It was snowing.  From the comfort of my bed it seemed like a horrible idea.  I called my wife, Lindsay for support on my decision to blow off the fishing.  She was disappointed and asked me how often I would get the opportunity to ice fish.   She is an amazing motivator and within 15 minutes I was heading to the lake.

Ryan had already been out on the lake for at least 30 minutes before I showed up.  We made a hole with the official hole-making thingy (I later found out it's called a auger ---thanks Kitty).   It was then time to fish.  I caught something right away, but Ryan tossed it back into the lake because it was too small.  I didn't catch anything else, but Ryan caught at least five more fish.  However, he threw them all back.  In fact, he says he throws the majority of the fish back.

Let's review.  You stand or sit in the cold.  You catch a fish and then throw it back.  Wouldn't it save more time to just leave the fish swimming around and watch television at home under the covers?

I understand some people set up a shanty, bring a little heater, booze and music.  But don't you have all those things at home?  I don't mean to criticize, but my first ice fishing experience may be my last.   




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01/23/2012 9:52AM
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01/23/2012 10:45AM
Fishing from a Distance
I went ice fishing a few years ago on Lake Ripley where my friend had a cabin. We placed the tip-ups, went back into the cabin and watched them from inside where it was nice and warm, where the food and booze were available, the music, etc. If a tip-up was tripped, my friend would run outside check it out, get the fish and reset the mechanism. I thought it was great fun...I never had to sprint outside in the cold weather. After all, I was the guest... ha ha ha Soon we didn't bother watching the tip-ups. (see Tip-ups on Google.)
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