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Anglers may be shuttled to their icehouses in bombardier vehicles, like this one. This custom-made job hauls about seven people and includes an emergency bladder that fills with air in the unlikely event of an ice breakthrough.

Lake of the Woods: Chillin' in Lunkerland

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BAUDETTE, Minn. -- There are rules for ice fishing. Not many, but they exist.

• You must find ice covering a body of water where fish are purported to live.


• Have a fishing license, and a five-gallon bucket to lug your rods and tackle.

• Possess patience. If patience is in short supply, make sure that either A) your ice auger has plenty of fuel in it, or B) you are not ice fishing.

• Dress warmly.

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