This Russian ice fisherman must have thought his luck was in when he caught this doozy of a fish on a frozen lake. Thinking that he had his meal organized for the evening, he confidently set his winnings on the ground before heading back to his base to deal with other matters. What happens next is epic!
Now I’m no fisherman, but even I know that you’re supposed to knock your catch out once it’s off your line. This will stop thuggy behavior like from this badass bass!
Some facts about ice fishing:
Canada is home to the greatest number of people who participate in the wonderful sport of hard-water fishing.
West Pubnico, a small fishing village situated on the south shore of Nova Scotia gets its name from a native Mi’kmaq word “Pogomkook,” meaning “a place where in winter one can go and fish eels in the harbour by cutting holes in the ice.” When the French arrived, they changed the name to “Pobombcoup”, which in turn was shortened to “Pombcoup”, and again to “Pubnico” with the arrival of the English.
Ice thickness of 4 inches is advised for ice fishing alone. 7 inches is recommended for groups. If you are planning on taking your vehicle out to where you fish 11 inches or greater is recommended.
As water near the surface of a lake cools, it becomes heavier and sinks. This pushes warmer water to the surface, where it too is cooled. Before ice can form on a lake, the entire water column must cool to 39 degrees fahrenheit. Then it can cool to the 32 degrees required for total surface freezing. Because of additional turbulence in a river system, the entire water column must cool to 32 degrees before freezing can begin.