John’s cousin brought a friend and his son up this weekend to enjoy the Boulder Junction Winter Fest and ice fish for the first time. They entered the ice fishing contest at the Winter Fest and caught 4 perch. No success for the contest, but the next day fishing with John was a different story. They caught 24 bluegills (made for a great dinner),  a 30 inch northern and a 16 inch bass. Sam, who is 8 years old, caught the northern.

The smile says it all.

John caught the bass.