Ever since my Dad has retired, he has been begging for us to spend some “father/son” time together. I finally gave in and asked him what he would like to do. His answer was definitely what I did not want to hear. He wanted to go ice fishing out in the middle of no where! We would be sitting on top of a lake that was frozen over, in a little make shift structure with four walls and a hole in the middle of the ground. My Dad does not ask for much, so I figured that I would give it a shot.
Firstly, we would need to pick up some ice fishing products. Warm clothes such as an insulated hat, shoes, jacket and gloves were high priorities on my list. We also wanted to get a propane heater so that we would stay somewhat warm while fishing. We picked up a battery operated lantern and the supplies needed for actually catching the fish. I had to buy a new pole because I had never owned one before. I also got some expensive bait in hopes that we will catch something fast and not have to stay out there long. A handheld auger was last on our list of ice fishing products, for making sure that the fishing hole did not freeze over.