For the first time in many years, I hung my buck tag on the Christmas tree. Since I hunted late in the season, I missed all the good early ice we had this year. I got on the ice the day after hunting season closed and hit the ground running.
Just in time for ice fishing season is the current issue of Ontario OUT OF DOORS magazine. It's aways a huge honour to be on the cover of a magazine. Big thanks to my friend James Smedley for coming up last winter to snap this picture.
Ben Beattie is a fishing guide and outdoor writer living in Sioux Lookout, in northwestern Ontario.