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Housatonic River

Daytrippers: Ice Fishing

Daytrippers: Ice Fishing

     We arrive at the Morris side of Bantam Lake on a sunny Saturday morning.  The rough, expansive ice is already dotted with about a dozen fishing camps, some with fire pits, tents and a gourmet selection of food, pulled in a special sled.    One thing is for sure:  ice fishing lovers are incredibly enthusiastic!  "Oh, it makes the winter go by," says longtime angler Shawna Casper.  "It's exciting to look forward to the weekend to go ice fishing!"

     The many inches of snow on top of the extremely thick ice is making the conditions challenging for fisherman but they will not be...