The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 5, 1971 · Page 40
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•Winter Ice Rshingf A New Sport Opens for Snowmobilers By James Jo*eph>au:hnr of tht forthcoming bock, Your //t»?>£v Snownobiling " '•Wfwrrrw you »v*. if Wwr»'» enough tnow to tnowmobil*. local winttf 'hot ipots* twait your lur* and line." Hook, tmc and linker, families arc falling for ihc hotlc«t of win- icf w«kcnd «porlt. It's kc fishing —by snowmobile. "ttcfotx wt got our snowmobile." «ys a new convert to ice angling, "it teemed Ihc larmly and I «pcnt half ihc winter just waittnjr for ipring-and fahmg. Now. nearly every weekend, and with just half an hour\ snowmo- bilc ride, we're over a frozen hot spot." "f lot spots"—usually 12 to 36- inch diameter holes punched through the ice-arc making lakes, bay* and frozen backwaters from the Adirondack.* to Alaska's Kcnat peninsula both fun and fhhablc for snow- mobilcrs. Bundle up again*! the cold, hitch a slcd-mountcd "caboose" for the kids behind your snowmobile, put aboard your ice- fwhing gear—and you're on-track to an unforgettable family adventure. You'll be joining a considerable crowd: the nearly two million families who own snowmobile* (and thousands more who rent them), who arc just now discovering the fun of ice angling. In n recent survey by Snow Goer magazine, ice fishing topped ihc list of activities most Handle up against (be cold, hitch a skd-mountcd "caboose"* for the kids P ut abroad yoor ice fishing gear —and you're on-track to an unforgettable family adventure cii|oyed-and participated in—by snowmobile families. The snowmobile hasn't made them bite l>ctter, of course. Winter fishing has always been excellent (and. sometimes, downright spectacular). But always there was a chill "if: if you could reach them across miles of snowcd-in woods and roads. Now you can-by snowmobile. Wherever you live, if there'* enough snow to snowmobile, local winter "hot spots" await your lure nmi line: • New York's myriad upstate lakes (as others like them from Maine to Minnesota) have been newly opened to winter Ashing —by thousands of miles of well-marked, winter-maintained snowmobile trails. Once wintcr- isolutcd and seldom fished Schroon Lake is now an Adirondack hot spot for northern pike, since it lies nn easy 45 minutes by snowmobile trail from Schroon take village (winter population: UOO residents, 500 snowmobile*). • Maryland's Northeast river (headwater* of Chesapeake Bay) and the frozen miles of Mjssis- sippi backwaters stretching north through Illinois to central Minnesota have one thing in common: snowmobiles, in taking much of the chill off winter fishing, have made their hot spots family favorites. Explains a backwaters ice angler; "Even the most remote hot spots (for bass, catfish and crappic) arc, by snowmobile, only a half hour or so from home. If the kids get too cold, we pack up quickly and head for warmth. In the old days, it wasn't often you could coax the wife and kids into going winter fishing... loo cold, they said. And I'll admit it was." • California's repeal in 1969 of its 57-year-old bun ngainst ice fishing has boomed snowmobile angling (for bass and (rout) on the state's fust-frozen, northern and high mountain hikes and reservoirs. Many arc reachable in winter only by snowmobile. In fnct, snowmobilcrs were largely (Continued on page 23) Family Wttkly. DtcembtrS. 1971 MJTK$* j4»mc DENTVRITE r S» loot* <i*Tnturv* *» fc*» «!»• „ » Tint "CaJuoo of Comfort" < * Mjrr fun». Your** »f»vthiojt- l H, »iW, rt*n u»r<rc without ren. '.T**«n*ot, No n*or* ftxxJ p»n*<i«* umSfrr ptsttt. DENTt'RITE J»«* for momht. 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