Things to do up on the snowy High Plains


​Life in North Dakota, really the whole of the High Plains, can be brutal. Winters can be bitter cold, and snowy. This year it’s so snowy that we received 50 +\- inches of snow in December alone. That’s like getting a whole  winter’s worth of snow right away at the beginning, and we still have two months of winter left. Uff da.

Well, what does one do when it’s cold and snowy? 

You go ice fishing. 😀👍

My Flirt and I got ourselves a pop up fish house, an ice auger, a heater,  and some chairs. Add that to the ice fishing poles, fishing licenses, radio and lures we already have, and we are ready to go fishing. 

It is currently 31 degrees out, but it feels more like in the 20’s with the wind blowing today. We wouldn’t know it because the heater keeps us warm, and we have everything we need right in the ice house. 

The hard part is finding ice that has the snow cleaned off of it. Lake Audubon has several spots where the ice has been cleared so you can find a spot to fish, so we gave that a try.

There haven’t been any bites today here on Lake Audubon, but it’s good to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and spend some quality quiet time with my Flirt. There’s always next weekend to find fish that bite and mean it.

Well, now… someone is slurping on my Flirt’s bait. Maybe we will get lucky? Who knows. It’s a good time out here on the ice, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, regardless if we take any fish home or not.

Here’s hoping you are having as relaxing an afternoon as we are. Blessings all!

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About Sparrow
I am a 47 years young and the mother of two amazing young men, who've grown up and left me mostly an Empty-Nester. I write about what's going on in my little corner of the High Plains, or what happens to be crawling across my brain on a given day. Thank you so much for stopping by. Make yourself at home...through the magic of the internet, the coffee's always free and the doughnuts are fresh!

One Response to Things to do up on the snowy High Plains

  1. Hel'wyse says:

    ….UFFDA…………my husband sure misses ice fishing…he also misses walleye fishing and eating…not too many places to find walleye in the northwest….some…but need to travel far. Think we ate our share of trout when we first moved here….trout practically jumped onto the shore saying “nay nay, catch me if you can”…..I have seen ice houses in Minnesota that are equipped with wood type stove and beds as well as recliners!!!!! it is quite a culture!

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