Ice fishing is the easiest kind of fishing. I’m not saying it’s easy, or that experience doesn’t matter, I’m just saying that it requires a lot less energy and gives you more time to read. For most of the year I don’t even touch my rod and reel, unless there is some kind of get together at the lake. Once the winter sets in, and we have a few weeks of the lake being totally frozen over, that’s when I get the itch to go fishing. You basically cut a hole in the ice, drop your line, and wait, and that’s pretty much it. Because of the weather, you bring a small shack, and usually a space heater to keep inside of the shack. The more hardcore fisherman refuse to bring a heater of any kind, they tell me it ruins the spirit of ice fishing. I have to disagree with that, mostly because of the ventilation. With a space heater, and the collective body heat of the people fishing, it can get comfortable enough that you can open a small aperture for some form of ventilation. Trust me, with this many people crammed in such a small space drinking beer, some form of ventilation is necessary. The stink inside an ice fishing shack can become eye watering with no ventilation, but if you don’t have a space heater then it is suicidal to let in any outside air. Since I go ice fishing to relax and have fun, I choose to use a space heater, and not smell my friend’s BO for hours on end.