Blunderprone recounted his recent ice fishing / chess study adventure. Alas, it was all chess-studying and no fish-catching.
Problem with traditional ice fishing – aside from the obvious drawback that it’s done on ice, outside, in winter – is that you’re dropping a static line and counting on the semi-frozen fish to wander by.
Here’s a better idea that brings your bait to whereever the fish are, and is more fun than developing a layer of permafrost while you huddle in George’s clearly-not-climate-controlled nylon shack:
Leave the augur at home and drive your Ditch Witch chain trencher out on the ice. Cut a line through the ice from one end of the lake to the other. Then drop your line off the back of an ice sailing craft.
We’re going trolling!