The kames and eskers were covered by a healthy blanket of snow, the trails were groomed, the air temperature hovered in the 20s and the lakes had at least 10 inches of crystal cap. By any measure last Saturday, the northern Kettle Moraine region was bursting with opportunities for winter recreation.
At late morning the epicenter of action was clearly a 209-acre lake near Dundee. About 150 people and more than a dozen vehicles gathered on the ice of Kettle Moraine Lake. From a distance it looked like a combination tailgate party, winter carnival and track meet. On closer inspection it was all that, but wrapped around a central activity: ice fishing.
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