My friend, Todd Rost, sent these photos along to me and they are just too great not to share. In the pictures it shows his father, Dick Rost, fishing with Dick’s granddaughter, Ashley, who is 8 y/o and a real outdoors woman. Great to see the older generation sharing a love of the outdoors with the youth.
Incidentally, the sled Dick is sitting on he made when he was a kid and continues to use to this day. Same goes for the dark handled jiggle stick that he purchased from Warner Hardware in Minneapolis circa 1940. Ice fishing holds lots of nostalgia and fun for the Rost Family. Dick turns 78 years old next month and has only missed one ice fishing season during the past 66 years — that was back in 1956 when he was serving in the Navy.
Enjoy the pictures above the ice.
And now for a different kind of fishing using some cold water diving equipment. Todd and his buddy are both experienced dive rescue crew members with certification to perform under ice rescues. Wait ‘till you see what they caught (no bodies this time).
Indeed, they discovered one sunken log that obviously at one time or another has caused many a fisherman to curse (note the assorted jigs retrieved) as well as a hub cap from a Cadillac. How that found its way into the lake is anyone’s guess.
©2012 Jim Braaten. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction without Prior Permission.