It's been over seven years since I gifted an Ice Tent to my nephews and nieces in December 2008. I even providing an instructional video on how to assemble and use the tent. The idea is to place the blackout tent over a window sized hole in the ice, drop a decoy, then spear wandering Northern Pike. It didn't work that year (meaning we did not spear fish). Nor when we returned a few weeks later. Nor when I tried again in February 2012 solo expedition. Brian and Stefanie's January Chicago wedding was an opportunity to try again. We had a weekend free until I was scheduled to fly back to EssEff.
Weather was perfect:
Harlan picked me up after work on Friday and we drove to the Lake House.
Arrived in the dark, but cousin Mike warmed the camp and left provisions for a hearty breakfast.
In the morning it was time to set up the tent.
That was enough for one day. We head into Negaunee where Olive and her entourage had prepared a gourmet birthday dinner for me.
It was a warm and welcomed meal.
We attempt to spear and catch pike from our Ice Tent...