I took this photo in part because I had never seen anyone ice fishing in New Jersey before this weekend. Years ago, when I was living first in upstate New York and then Vermont, ice fishing was a popular sport among those crazy enough to sit on the ice for hours at a time (I suppose alcohol was involved…it would certainly have to be for me). I am no chauvinist but I don’t ever remember seeing a woman out ice fishing, proof positive in my mind of their superior intellect! We’ve had a very cold winter so far, one of the coldest in years, and I spotted this fellow out on the ice of Turnmill Pond at Colliers Mills as I finished up my day of hiking. Ice fishing in southern New Jersey…amazing!