Had a very cool ice fishing experience yesterday. Set up our rig about 100 ft. from a small island with a large eagle’s nest and one lone eagle standing watch. There was no shortage of fish so after a while I picked up a Sauger, hiked over to the island and put the fish on a large rock, all under the watchful eye of the eagle. Sure enough, as soon as I made my way back to the fish house he (or she) swooped down grabbed the fish and returned to the nest.

Guess it must be my age showing but between the light snow that was falling, the isolation of the area, and the eagle interaction, it was a scene that hit me as being something special. To many it might not seem like a big deal but I think these are days to be appreciated.