I made a decision when I moved back to the Yukon after graduating from uni. That decision was to try and keep winters exciting. Living in a place where there’s snow on the ground for 7-8 months a year can get pretty brutal if you don’t have any winter hobbies to keep you entertained. But I will say, before a few months ago, ice fishing in Yukon wasn’t top on my list…
Many winters for me were cold, dark, shiver-filled times.
But NOT Anymore!
So, I’ve decided to try out ice fishing, and you guys, it’s actually pretty entertaining (even if you don’t fish and just sit there eating snacks like me)…
You can check out all the photos I look on my little Yukon ice fishing adventure below.
The cold winter air isn’t too bad when you get to look out at this…
Our spot on Little Atlin Lake.
We caught a pike! In the first 5 minutes of fishing…. And didn’t catch another thing for the next 4 hours…
Why help carry the gear when you can take photos of others carrying the gear. Right? Also, check out White Mountain. Could a mountain get anymore perfect? I think not. You can check out my post about hiking up this bad boy here.
Admiring the sunset after our big day of fishing in Yukon, Canada! The Dream!
Chef Nathan showing everyone his fish filet skillzzzz.
Don’t forget the seasoning 🙂
I’m pretty sure it’s a law of the Yukon that you can’t eat pike without dipping it in batter first. Message me if I’m wrong… But I don’t think I’m wrong.
By this point I was starving and was drooling all over the fish while taking photos. Would not recommend attempting to photograph a foodie post whilst going into starvation mode.
And voila! The final product. Served with homemade tartar sauce to dip it in.
So what do you all think? Does ice fishing look like a worthwhile weekend activity?
I know for me, if feels so great to spend the day with family or friends outside breathing in that fresh Yukon mountain air.
Just remember that wherever you fish, make sure you have your fishing license and that you know the rules and regulations regarding the fish in that area! The last thing you want is to get a ticket while enjoying your fun day out on the lake.
My Camera Gear:
Would you ever go ice fishing in Yukon, Canada? If so (or not), let me know in the comments below!
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