I won't lie, this isn't one of my favorite posts. I know very little about ice fishing except that they use Sea Worms to catch Sea Smelts which are only about 7"-9" long. Apparently the Smelts (I want to say Schmelts) are running the river right now, heading upstream to spawn. Why anyone wants to go sit in one of these little huts, for hours on end though, is beyond me.
Look at this girl. Isn't she sweet? She and her friend came down to visit the boys. Awww ... that's love.
As you can see some of the photo's were taken on different days. I went to this spot at least 4 times trying to see some freshly caught Sea Smelts. Each time I went, no Smelts.
"If you come back tomorrow morning around 7:30 am when the tide is high the guys should have some Smelts" so I was told by an elderly man the last time I showed up. Eh, I don't think so.(looking right)
I was also told to be careful where I walked because the ice was a little thin in places and I could go through. Oh great! Why did no one tell me this before I went out walking around on the ice the last time I was here?
The creme da la creme of New England Bob Houses. ha haa!
You can see what the flow of the river does to the walkway after a week or so compared to the top photo. The next time I went down someone had straightened it back out.
This guy even has a little woodstove in his hut! lol! I got there just as the Amtrack Downeaster train was going through headed south towards Boston. My friend Nancy always takes this train when she visits me : )
I thought this gentleman really personified a true New Englander. "Excuse me sir, what's in your bucket?" No smelts? Dang!
Here is a view from the distance. I think there were around 70 Bob Houses altogether when I counted them. I will say one thing, they are all quite unique! And you'll never catch me inside one!