We set out early Saturday morning hoping to get to Hyrum Reservoir just before sunrise. We met +Ben Bartholomew at a store in Hyrum and drove to the lake. We got there and packed the sled to the other side where +Ben Friend had caught some nice fish before. It was a very chilly morning...
Although it was cold, we dressed warm and when the sun came out it turned out to be quite nice. +Ben Bartholomew had the great idea to bring hot chocolate with him and shared his goods and +Ben Friend had his ice fishing tent that we set up with a heater inside to get warm if we needed to. The fishing was slow but picked up off and on. We ended up with around 40 or so fish caught, and kept about 10 of them to eat...
+Ben Bartholomew jigging his pole
+Ben Friend checking watching the fish finder
+Ben Bartholomew 's first fish of the year...and first through the ice in a very long time
He thought he might eat it but decided to cook it first.
My first fish of the year
Our set up. You can't really tell but there were tents all around the lake. Hundreds of fisherman joined us in the cold weather to fish.
The fish we decided to keep