Types of Ice Fishermen
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Which of the 3 (Hilarious) Types of Ice Fishermen Do You Relate To?

In many parts of the country, the temperatures are dropping, and the lakes and rivers are already starting to freeze up. If you haven't already thought about heading out for some ice fishing, odds are you'll be thinking about it soon. And we've got just the thing to help set the mood for hardwater angling to begin this year. This hilarious video comes to us from the brilliant minds behind the YouTube channel "You Betcha." These guys are masters of parody, especially when it comes to satire related to outdoor pursuits. In this video, they're breaking down the three types of ice fishermen. Yep, there are three of them.

You've got "ice castle guy," "portable guy," and "tip-up guy." Even if you've only been ice fishing for a short while odds are you've run into one, if not all of them, at some point. What's funny is that as different as they are, by the end, it's clear all three of these guys have one thing universally in common with fishermen.

"Can't find an honest fishermen anywhere can ya?"

We feel like we can relate to that quote a little too much. As for whether we fall into that category, well, we plead the fifth. When you break it down like this: ice fishing does seem like a rather silly activity. Sitting on the ice for hours on end, staring at a hole, or hoping your flag will pop up. Still, we love it and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

We'll also admit that as much fun as it is to do things the old-fashioned way, with a simple bucket out on the ice, that ice castle looked rather cozy and inviting. It may seem excessive, but for us, that's just another part of what makes ice fishing great. After watching this, we're officially ready to hit the ice and talk smack to our buddies!

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