It’s time to start up the augers, line and fine tune the traps, and of course, make sure the Coleman Stove is working – because we are going to eat some really good food out on the ice this year! I’m looking forward to opening up the camp on Snow Pond this Friday and gearing up for our annual Colby College ice fishing extravaganza this coming weekend. We are going to fish Snow Pond the first day and perhaps Great Pond on Sunday. Last nights full moon brought sub zero temperatures (as expected) and the lakes in the Belgrades are locked in pretty good. Here in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, the lakes and ponds are just starting to lock in. I think it’s going to take another week or so before the bigger lakes are safe to fish. This year in addition to fishing Eagle Lake, Bubble Pond and Jordan Pond, I’m going to explore Long Pond. I just love exploring new territory!