By Will Maines
TO PARAPHRASE a popular TV ad, last weekend was all ice fishing, all the time.
It began on the brutally frigid side at 5:30 a.m. Saturday as four of us tried to put up the fish registration tent on the ice for the Plum Lake ice fishing tournament sponsored by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions.
Trying to work bare-handed to push up metal legs and framework was nasty. Fingers became useless icicles in seconds, but after a lot of wrestling, we got the tent up.
Fortunately, one of the guys had four 70-pound bags of sand in his truck which we used to anchor the structure, or we would have been chasing it all the way to Illinois the way the wind was howling.