First developed as a tool for survival, ice fishing was a way to access food during the winter months. Fishermen would create openings in ice-covered water to hunt fish with spears. Nowadays, fishermen use augers, technology, jigs and tents.
“I fish from inside my tent with a heater going, while its cold and windy outside,” said Bob Truman of Sidney. But getting to that place on the ice takes time and “a little bit of work,” Truman said. Inflatable vests are common, worn over warm winter clothing. Truman also drapes a rope around the back of his neck with two spikes attached at each rope end at his chest.
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