On the 18th of January I went ice fishing on sportsman ponds, which is just south of Laurel lake in Fitzwilliam, Nh.
I drove out with the group by ATV, which was really fun.
When we got out there the guy who owned the bob house started heating it up. He also drilled some holes for tip ups, he set mine in a tear drop shape away from the bob house and he set his in a straight line.
We set up our tip up with the shiners hooked through the lip which was different from the first time I went when we hooked them through the back.
It was pretty windy out so our holes kept being filled up with snow which was really annoying.
The first fish I caught was a yellow perch,
The only other species of fish I caught was a black crappie ( Pomoxis nigromaculatus,) which I should have kept and fried up. (Yum),
There was a fish that made the flag go up and I kept trying to hook it because it kept striking the Shiner up to the hole,
The guy we where with caught an 8 lb largemouth bass, and a “lake snake” which is a chain pickerel.
I learned how to use the auger it was really fun it cut through the ice really quickly.
When I had to go home at noon I didn’t want to leave I was having so much fun. The yell of FLAG, the slipping and sliding as you ran to a hole, and the fun of pulling a fish through the ice.