The Windchill is 15 Below! Let's Go Fishing!

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The Wind Chill is 15 Below! Let's Go Fishing!

 

 

Last weekend, I drove out to Tarryall Reservoir. While I have spent much time in the Tarryall Valley, I had never gone as far as the reservoir. So, since the weather folks said the day would be fair, (they lied), I went. On the way, I hit a snow storm, and almost turned back, but luckily it was short lived. The cold, however was NOT. By the time I got to the reservoir, it was a balmy 23 degrees, and the wind was blowing like it was it's last chance.

Now, help me out here. This is something I just don't get. When the weather is so bitter, and you want to eat fish, why not just go to the grocery store and buy it?

With the news full of stories of record low temperatures, 30 to 40 degrees lower than normal over 35% of the country, and death after death is being attributed to the cold, why hang out on a frozen body of water with a hole in it, fishing pole and beer in hand? (OK, maybe it was hot chocolate....) Is it just a 'man' thing, or what?  LOL


I was only able to be outside of the car for 4 or 5 minutes at a time to take these photographs.

Ice Fishing on Tarryall Reservoir


The wind was blowing snow like crazy, creating drifts across the reservoir.

Snow Drifts on Tarryall Reservoir

Large chunks of ice had formed and stood alongside the edges of the reservoir.

Ice Chunks on Tarryall Reservoir

And it looked like more snow was on it's way from the northwest. 

Storm Coming From The West, at Tarryall Reservoir


 

 Fishing? No. Not for me:)

 

 

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Debi Boucher
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Hi Michael - Great minds think alike, LOL

Hello Connie - I'll take 60 dehrees right now! I'll evevn PAY for it!

Hello Marlene - Must be a special set,  or breakdown.... LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Debi

January 11, 2010 09:59 AM
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Mary Douglas
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Well, Debi - I have to agree, Ice fishing is seldom understood by most, I was going to do a post on it myself, but I see you beat me to it :-)  Usually the fisherman can catch a lot of fish --the fish are hingry, and it's fun....so they say :-)

 

I missed this earlier, congratulations on being a featured member in the Newsletter!

January 11, 2010 03:38 PM
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Debi Boucher
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Hey Mary! Thank you!!!! It was a great surprise! As to ice fishing - Sorry about that! LOL We must be on the same wave length :)  Write your post anyway - you are a terrific writer, and will have a different perspective, I'm sure :)

Debi

January 11, 2010 06:38 PM
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Who is the one who has the problem? The people fishing in -15 degree weather or the person taking the pictures of the people fishing in -15 degree weather. (LOL)

March 08, 2010 12:12 PM
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Todd - Hmmmm. Good point! LOL

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