Chester's Folly: Why Ice Fishing Failed in Season 11

In the history of MeatEater, only a couple of episodes have never made it from the field to our viewers. In Season 11, the crew tried their darndest to include a hard water fishing episode complete with perch roe doughnuts—but not every take is destined for the big screen. Despite Chester’s best efforts to scout and set up the perfect ice fishing episode at Devils Lake, North Dakota, winter weather had a different agenda.

Chester's Folly

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