Ice Fishing

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/4/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 9/8/2008 18:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 26
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Ice Fishing
Contest Directions: Photoshop this ice fishing image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: dressing up the fishermen, placing them in some new environment, movies, paintings. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Paul Cioca and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/4/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 9/8/2008 18:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 26
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
This gallery only contains our top 15 selections from its parent contest Ice Fishing. All 26 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Men with a Polar Bear and a Walrus on an Ice Fishing Trip

    Men with a Polar Bear and a Walrus on an Ice Fishing Trip
  • Men Ice Fishing Killer Whales

    Men Ice Fishing Killer Whales
  • Man Trapped Under Thin Ice

    Man Trapped Under Thin Ice
  • Ice Fishing Tornament

    Ice Fishing Tornament
  • Full Contact Ice Fishing Sport

    Full Contact Ice Fishing Sport
  • Men in a Buggy Traveling Across a Desert

    Men in a Buggy Traveling Across a Desert
  • Night Ice Fishing

    Night Ice Fishing
  • Shark Attacking Men Ice Fishing

    Shark Attacking Men Ice Fishing
  • Ice Fishing With a Snowman

    Ice Fishing With a Snowman
  • Ice Fishing in the Desert

    Ice Fishing in the Desert
  • Nemo Ice Fishing

    Nemo Ice Fishing
  • Polar Bears Watching Ice Fisherman

    Polar Bears Watching Ice Fisherman
  • Ice Fishing with Orcas

    Ice Fishing with Orcas
  • Ice Fishing at Night with a Wolf

    Ice Fishing at Night with a Wolf
  • Men Driving a Broken Old Car

    Men Driving a Broken Old Car
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Ice fishing: Probably, the inter-season period is a difficult time for fishermen. It is not possible to catch fish from the shore and unbearable to wait till the ice is formed. Moreover, the weather changes several times in a day. But, habitually you pack the fishing rod in the trunk and while going to the office think of various excuses to take leave from the suffocating office during lunchtime. And after obtaining permission from the boss you understand that the time is not suitable for fishing. Don't worry, the best season for fishing ice fishing is approaching. True connoisseurs know that ice fishing is a song. At last, we can leave soft sofas, throw the TV remote and go out to conquer ice spaces. We drill holes without noticing, in a passion, in the freezing cold of minus 30oC, warming ourselves with alcohol from a hidden flask and get an unearthly euphoria from biting. Therefore, ice fishing is romantic. The white, blinding eyes sun, reflected in ice crumbs. It is a biting wind that is striking you in the face. It is when you do not notice the fingers, which turned blue due to the biting cold. It is more exciting than beer and a new computer game. That is why; ice fishing is a delight for real men, who are not afraid to freeze oneself by sitting on an aluminum stool for a half a day waiting for a catch. That is why, even the scrubbiest small fish caught during a bite-less period of ice fishing is a catch and trophy. And more over, ice fishing is cheerful. After all, where on earth other than during ice fishing do you feel as one of the thousands of penguins, which are on a hunt? And then - the penguin, which succeeded in hunting and hence, it is unlikely to be happy or maybe, is already drunk (but it is certainly not about us). It is true that later on the penguin may not be let-in home but all these things are not so significant. After all, not taking similar precedents into consideration, skilled fishermen, nevertheless, advise us to carry some hot drinks during ice fishing. After all, anything may happen. Doctors do not recommend consuming alcohol but we know that all this is nonsense. And in general, fishing in winter requires warm company. Really, it's boring to sit on ice in proud loneliness. Besides, the old truth that a fisherman can see another fisherman from afar is justified by 100 in winter. Any clever man compulsorily drills holes several centimeters away from your hole as soon as you take out the first fish from the hole. That is when; you take out the hidden flask. Beautiful winter has onset. And our fans of fishing cannot wait till the onset of cold weather. They wait for the reservoirs to be covered with ice and it will make way for catching fish from the ice, which is possible on any section of the reservoir. You just imagine: frost, sun shine, the snow shines and the ice is iridescent. The frost bites the cheeks and nose. At times, ice fishing is much more interesting than summer fishing and can be very productive. Usually, ice fishing is taken up by skilled fishermen, those who have already mastered fishing during the summer period. Many have noticed how people move from one place to another place on frozen water reservoirs. They identify a place and sit for hours together motionless. Ice fishing fascinates and attracts. It is some kind of a narcotic. Many can express that it is awfully uninteresting to sit motionless in winters on a frozen reservoir and wait for a much awaited catch. The person who has decided to set out for ice fishing during winter, should understand the peculiarities of ice fishing, which tackles are necessary for ice fishing, fishing methods, which baits are to be used and how correctly to be dressed so as not to freeze and certainly, it is necessary to understand the personal safety rules. Generally, it is necessary to carefully prepare for ice fishing. Fishing should bring satisfaction and in any case, should not be injurious to your health. During ice fishing: Pulling out a large fish from a hole using a thin fishing line is to be avoided. It is necessary to hold the fish in the hole with your hand with two fingers holding the head of the fish from the top near the gills. For removing the hook, press several times on the gill covers - the fish opens the mouth by itself. Always throw the ice from the hole against the wind for ice, thrown downwind shall constantly clutch onto the fishing line. During ice fishing, regularly clear the ice not only from the hole but also from the fishing line. The bite is poorly visible in un-cleared holes and the fishing line constantly brushes against an ice crumb. It is good to try to catch fish in places which have many old holes - which indicates good biting recently. It would be more advisable if the fishing is done in the shallows in the morning and in the evenings move to deeper water in the afternoon.
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