Seeing Eiffert’s ice fishing photos remind me that in Nebraska, winter is my favorite season. Snow, freezing temperatures, cold winds in November, December, January, February build ice on the lakes and open up walking paths in overgrown landscapes. Wildlife watching in winter months reveals eagles, white tail deer, sometimes otters, bobcat, fox and mink. Ice that is 4 inches thick on the lakes is safe for ice fishing, and the adventure and challenges of ice fishing are too entertaining to be missed. Brad Eiffert, Nebraska Game & Parks fisheries biologist and our Nebraska Wild writer and photographer shares ice fishing photos shot on a lake in the Nebraska Sandhills.

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