Fishing & an Ice AngelBy Rocky Thompson on January 28th, 2011
I always considered ice fishing the redheaded stepchild to fly fishing. No excitement, no skill. The only draw was that you could use both hands to hold cans of beer instead of using them to cast. Turns out ice anglers (as they prefer to be called) occasionally get to experience some excitement. Two men on Lake Superior tried to keep their balance on chunks of ice that broke free in a 12-foot swell in near whiteout conditions and floated out to sea. They were rescued by something called an Ice Angel. The local police department keeps a 12-foot airboat on hand just for this – rescuing ice anglers who are on chunks of ice that have floated out to sea.