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Pat Shingleton: "A Hole in the Ice!"

1 year ago Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:44:27 PM CST February 27, 2014 Thursday, February 27 2014 Feb 27, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

With warmer weather hopefully you'll be returning to the coast for fishing. Great Lakes locations have enjoyed a great season for ice fishing. On Lake Mille Lacs in Northern Minnesota, anglers drag fully-equipped, four ton houses onto the lake. Resting on two-foot thick ice, these generator powered $20,000 homes include carpet, parquet floors, microwaves, surround-sound, and satellite hook-ups. After drilling the hole, underwater cameras spot fish. Before technology, random "house-drops" couldn't guarantee a good catch, however, as noted in a previous column, computers are now complimenting ice fishing. Computers target reefs where fish feed and tapping a global positioning satellite also targets the best spot to hook-em in the cold.

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