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Spearfishing through Ice: Modern Adherents to an Ancient Tradition

Ice Fishing

Spearfishing through Ice: Modern Adherents to an Ancient Tradition

After six hours, my eyes start to water. Sitting in a dark house and staring through a wide hole in the ice takes a mental toll, but when a 40-plus-inch pike swims into view, I perk up . I wait while the beast surveys the old, hand-carved decoy swaying in the current. Slowly, I dip my trident spear...