January 31, 2021

Ice Fishing on Spring Lake


Ice Fishing on Spring Lake
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for January 31, 2021

My buddy, Dan Walters, told me he was going to be out on Spring Lake ice fishing on Saturday morning and invited me to stop by for a visit.  I jumped at the chance!

No matter how many times I do it or how thick the ice may be, I still always get a little freaked out driving on it.  I can't imagine what it would be like to go through the ice and be surrounded by water.  You'd then have to figure out how to get out of the car and swim to the surface in near freezing water.  That doesn't sound very pleasant to me.

Dan had the holes all drilled by the time I arrived and all we had to do was drop our minnows down there to catch a big one.  Or not.  We didn't have much luck during the time I was out there.

Blue was so excited to finally get out of the house with me and go for an adventure outside.  He was less excited when he discovered we were going to be sitting inside a much smaller house.  

Eventually Jen arrived and the good times just kept getting better.  Then I had to leave.

Of course, right after I left they started slaying the monsters!

I had to leave to join Miss Sheri for our major activity of the weekend which was buying her a new vehicle.  It was off to Walser Nissan in Burnsville to hook up with our new buddy, Nelson.

Now we have a new vehicle to go driving on the ice with and look for the thin spots.  This one has a sunroof though so it will be easy to get out the top and swim to the surface.  I can't wait.

  Minnesota opened restaurants again a few weeks ago, but we hadn't ventured into one yet.  That is until our good friends, Tom & Kellie Wolf, invited us to join them at Teresa's in Savage on Saturday night.  It was great to get out and do something normal again.

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