About Gilbert Lodge
     Tour Gilbert Lodge
     Guest Dining Schedule
     Visitors to Gilbert Lodge
     Gilbert Lodge Car
    Job Opportunities
     Best Photos    
    Comments about this blog




Gilbert Lodge
Since 2004



                 Gilbert Lodge Blog
         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons

Saturday, February 20, 2016: 
and Paula were out on Mille Lacs lake near Garrison, Minnesota, to see a fishing contest. 
Thousands showed up to try their luck and help local charities. 
The ice had cracks, which is normal, but a bit unnerving when you can see them. 
 Ice depth was about 20 inches.  Fishermen used depth gages to find just the right spot.  In this case, it was 14 feet

Everyone came prepared and dressed for bad weather although temperatures were relatively warm.
Gosh, fisherwomen as well as fishermen.  It seems almost every Minnesotan like to fish summer and winter.  
Then a plane flew over at low altitude surveying the scene.  
Fish were caught including this nice size Northern.  They are good eating, but lots of bones if not filleted right.
Yes, plenty of costumes to show off for the day.  Gosh, you might think these are typical Minnesota folks....and be right!
The temperature warmed into the 40s and the sun shown part of the day melting lake ice.  It was a bit slippery to walk around in places.
Yes, ice fishing and Minnesota go together like ham and eggs.

Quote of the day:    It is fun to see people having fun.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

............... More about Gilbert Lodge

page last edited 03/01/2016