Lake Champlain and ice: Not this winter – again

This in-depth feature from today’s Burlington, Vt., paper does a good job explaining the history of ice on the lake, the lake’s ecology, and the past, present and future of ice fishing on Champlain. The big shanty towns of the past are now just history. Climate change at work?

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One response to “Lake Champlain and ice: Not this winter – again

  1. I think that the ice fishing culture is changing because of two main reasons. One, people are becoming more mobile, actively chasing schools of fish with electronics and detailed depth charts, rather than sitting put all day in one spot waiting. Therefore, the need for a permanent shanty is decreasing. Secondly, most don’t live off the land. People don’t rely on harvesting their own meats by hunting and fishing like they had to even just 25 years ago.

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