With the rising costs of good live bait like shiners and rainbows, I had to come up with a solution for keeping my ice fishing bait alive. A good idea is utilizing a hard-sided cooler. I’m able to put dozens of minnows in my Grizzly Cooler and keep them from freezing. Not only does the cooler insulate and keep things cold, but my cooler also keeps the extreme cold out and keeps my minnow water at 34-36 degrees even when it’s 5 degrees outside.
In The Field
It’s six o’clock in the morning. The alarm sounds and stirs the young, stubble-faced, fourth-generation farmer to life. With it comes thoughts of excitement and anticipation. Sitting up in bed, wiping the sleep out of his eyes, he can’t help but think of the generations before. What thoughts and fears went through their minds? What about their life was the same? What was different? What were the battles they faced each year, and how did they overcome them?