I was introduced to fishing by my husband. And it's not just an ordinary kind of fishing... it is ICE-FISHING. It was totally a new experience for me because I never went fishing before. The frozen lakes, ponds and rivers are good this year. The ice sheet over the bodies of water are a foot to 3 feet thick and it is fun walking on it. And to make it more fun for me, my husband applied for a fishing license for me so that I can officially and legally fish in Maine.
Ice-fishing is a very interesting hobby. It uses a different kind of fishing trap called "tip-up". It is made of wood with a metal strip and a flag attached to the tip and a spool for the fishing line and hook. We use Jack Traps because they are the best ice-fishing traps in terms of it's craftmanship and quality. We do have other kinds of tip-ups but the Jack Traps are the best in quality. Once the traps are set on the drilled hole on the ice sheet, the waiting game begins. And we just wait for the fish to bite while hubby and I are snacking or sipping hot cocoa with mini marshmallow inside the warm shack.