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Rhon Bell

Rhon Bell, an outdoor enthusiast, spends his time exploring the Maine Woods and documenting his journeys. Growing up in Aroostook County, he embraced the outdoor lifestyle at a young age. Living today near Portland, he spends weekends and week-long adventures hiking New England summits, canoeing the historic Maine waterways, and ice fishing for lake trout. Follow the journey as Window to the Woods discovers new destinations, and check out his other blog, Backwoods Plaid.

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Posted: March 6, 2014

Ice bowling

When you arrive to your local lake at lunch and the rest of the fishermen are leaving – that may be a bad sign for your day’s fishing luck. More than likely, it’s much more than a bad sign, it means you’ll surely get skunked. But as they say, a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work. Sometimes that’s the case. As for me I have a manual auger and with 2+ feet of ice today, it’s a more brutal, exhausting loss to have the fish avoid your bait.

As for me, I make the most of any situation. Today, I concoct a friendly game of ice bowling with our fishing party. Simple rules apply. Two shots across the ice with a full can of beer into a stack of empties. 1 point per can. First to 100 wins.

As expected, no flags today, but the scenery was beautiful and the temperatures fairly mild – a perfect day to be outdoors!









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