Ice Fishing, by Kara Kinas, of Kopplin and Kinas

The temperature is dropping outside and I’m sitting atop the very spot I boated across this summer, but inside the shanty it’s cozy and exciting! The heater is going and the glow of the lake beneath my feet lets me know that I’m living “the good life” no matter the season. There’s nothing like pulling your first (or third or hundredth) fish out of the ice and holding it up for the camera. Knowing the lake is still alive below my boots makes me love Green Lake even more. Even if the fish aren’t hopping, the company of friends , the snacks, beverages and inevitable jokes and games will keep me entertained all day…and itjust gives me more time to make up my own “fish story.”