Fall in Love with Winter: Hecla ice fishing, part II

Blizzard landscape. (photo robin summerfield)

Blizzard landscape. (photo robin summerfield)

Ice fishing in Hecla is a tough gig.

One moment you’re angling to get angling and the next minute a blizzard blows in, the fuel line on the auger freezes and the ice-fishing tent blows across the ice.

That’s life. Sometimes the weather just won’t cooperate. Despite our attempts at ice-fishing in Manitoba in February, it just wasn’t meant to be.

We had fun regardless.

Here’s a photo gallery of our fun on Lake Winnipeg.

Are we having fun yet? (photo robin summerfield)

Are we having fun yet? (photo robin summerfield)

Snow heart. (photo robin summerfield)

Snow heart. (photo robin summerfield)

Fearless fishing guide Jason Hamilton. (photo robin summerfield)

Fearless fishing guide Jason Hamilton. (photo robin summerfield)

The fish are over there. (photo robin summerfield)

The fish are over there. (photo robin summerfield)

Sonar fish finder. (photo robin summerfield)

Sonar fish finder. (photo robin summerfield)

Fishing guide Jason Hamilton with his trusty ice auger. (photo robin summerfield)

Fishing guide Jason Hamilton with his trusty ice auger. (photo robin summerfield)

Getting cozy in the ice shack. (photo robin summerfield)

Getting cozy in the ice shack. (photo robin summerfield)

Family time in the shack. (photo robin summerfield)

Family time in the shack. (photo robin summerfield)

Auger model. (photo robin summerfield)

Auger model. (photo robin summerfield)

Snowscape on Lake Winnipeg. (photo robin summerfield)

Snowscape on Lake Winnipeg. (photo robin summerfield)

This trip was organized and sponsored by Travel Manitoba.

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