Unfortunately, it's a bit too cold to be making hay at the moment, but it doesn't mean that one can't get out and about when the sun shines in winter. I took a stroll down to the Bay of Quinte and found a whole bunch of people who love to get out in the winter. These people can sit in little huts on a frozen bay, staring at a little hole they have bored into the ice, and occasionally catch a fish. It's not my cup of tea, but it seems to suit them just fine. This picture doesn't do the whole ice-fishing scene justice, as the huts are difficult to see, but I can assure you that there are at least half a dozen in this picture, they appear to be tiny specks.
This enterprising fellow, pictured on the right, is a little more courageous than most. He's fishing in the mouth of the river, where the Trent river flows into the Bay of Quinte. It takes longer for the ice to form there, and therefore one has to be very careful about ice conditions, as the Trent is a large river and the water flow is quite rapid.
These fishermen know what they are doing. The Bay of Quinte is noted for its abundance of Walleye, and ten pound catches are not uncommon, especially in the winter. By the time spring arrives, the fair-weather fishermen will be ready to go, but these guys will have scooped them, and good for them, they deserve it. Ice fishing isn't for the faint of heart.