To say the year and a half since I last penned a blog has been full of events would be an understatement. I've had a great year and a half that sadly hasn't included very much fishing. It HAS included me moving to Palatine, IL with my wonderful Lupita. We've added a sweet pit-bull we call Otis to the household and settled into the beginning of our life together. I've been doing a lot, just not a lot of fishing.
That's why I was looking forward to ice season coming around. I knew that I'd at the very least be able to get out ice fishing. Since my move most of my things have ended up in the garage as a direct transfer from my old storage unit. I knew where my shelter was. My spud bar and flasher were accessible, rods and reels checked out, I even ordered a pair of Mickey Mouse boots for the ice season to come.
Well the ice season came. My friends who took time off work around the Christmas holiday were getting out on safe ice most every day. This made me get the itch with only one problem. I don't know where my box of ice jigs got to.
Fortunately I was completely unaware of the fact that when I moved I set down roots less than a half mile from a fantastic bait and tackle store! I got waxies, spikes, jigs and plastics in no time and was ready to go.
Planning happened earlier in the week but honestly I've been prepping Lupita for ice fishing since the first time I took her open water fishing. I just had to wait for the right time to get her hooked! I wanted to go Friday night after work. I know Lupita had expressed interest so I shot her a quick text that basically said wanna go ice fishing tonight after work? This was her one-letter reply.
|Pita's HEY, I'M WALKING ON A LAKE selfie!|
|Pita loves shoes. No surprise we've got a picture of her feet safely on ice.|
|Setting up the underwater camera. (surprise photo)|
|Hey, there are bluegills!|
|Pita's "I'm sitting on a comfortable seat after walking around on a lake for the first time look."|
|And of course the in the dark shelter couple selfie. Now let's fish!|