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Gone Ice Fishin'

Gone Ice Fishin'

With a fish feature in the works, we figured we may as well put a few lines in and try our luck
By Up Here
Apr 17
2018

On a sunny Friday afternoon in early April, the Up Here team powered down their computers, hopped onto a couple snowmobiles and headed about 20 minutes outside of Yellowknife to go ice fishing. We're working on a feature for the June issue that's all about the fish of the North and—ice-cover be damned—we were determined to get a taste. Lucky for us, visiting photographer Stephanie Hansen was along to document the day and its enthusiastic cast.

We rode out to Duck Lake in style...

photo by Stephanie Hansen

...and got quickly to work.

Photo by Stephanie Hansen

At least one of us did. (Thanks to tour-guide-for-the-day, Darcy Bourassa.)

Herb was the first to fish his wish. (Editor's note: Apparently this is a 'Go Fish' term?) Good thing he was paying attention during the stick-pull event at the Arctic Winter Games because this jackfish had spit out his hook and he had to pull it from the water.

Photo by Stephanie Hansen

Elaine keeps a close eye on her line.

Photo by Stephanie Hansen

...and it was worth the wait (and getting Stephanie out from behind the camera.)

To have a taste of our hard work.

Photo by Stephanie Hansen

As well as some whitefish and burbot we brought along to try out.

Photo by Stephanie Hansen

Yep, that was a good day...

Photo by Stephanie Hansen

Check out the gallery for more of Stephanie's photos.

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