By Prois Staffer Shannon Rasmussen
One thing that I have learned about myself over the years is that I HAVE TO SPEND TIME OUTDOORS! Winter and I have never been friends. It used to be that every year; fall hunting season would come to an end, which would then lead to a severe case of PHSD (Post Hunting Season Depression). You add being stuck in the house as the weather turned cold and snowy, and you now had what was “The Shining” about to play out in real life! Well, that is no longer the case! My happy little, cabin fever suffering family discovered the sport of Ice Fishing. I never would have thought that I would enjoy sitting out on an ice covered lake in frigid temperatures, for hours on end, staring at several small holes drilled in the ice. I have always been more of a warm weather kind of fisherman. Turns out that I didn’t know what I was missing, and thanks to my Prois Ultra Hoodie, Pro-Edition Jacket, Reversible Sherpa Vest, Sherpa Beanie and Gaiter, I am always prepared for whatever the weather conditions are for the day. In my opinion ice fishing might just be the greatest way to survive the winter months! Think about it, you get out of the house, and if you’re lucky the sun will be shining, giving you a chance to soak up some much needed Vitamin D. Add to that, the entertainment of slipping and sliding, as you frantically run to whichever of the many poles you have out, as it starts to bounce up and down with a bite. Then to top it off, after a great day of fishing, you now have a delicious dinner made up of your fresh catch! It is such a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends until the warm weather reappears, and the Spring hunts begin.