GL freezes over, fisherman eager

Looking out on to the Gull Lake Bay area, the ice and snow completely cover the lake.  Fisherman have yet to venture farther down the lake, but are eager to be out on the ice.  Photo by Mili Renuart.
Looking out on to the Gull Lake Bay area, the ice and snow completely cover the lake. Fisherman have yet to venture farther down the lake, but are eager to be out on the ice. Photo by Mili Renuart.

With the Gull Lake Bay finally freezing over, people from all over the Richland area are in a rush to catch the new year’s fish. So far though, not many people have had much luck out on the lake.

Sophomore Wyatt Southwick owns all the right equipment to catch fish in the cold winter months–a shanty, space heater, poles and an ice drill–but has had little success in the few times that he went out on the lake.

“My friends and I have caught zero fish on Gull Lake, but we went on Bristle Lake and caught over 30 fish,” Southwick said.

He said that Gull Lake is still a good place to fish because it’s local and a cool place to hang with friends.

In recent years on the lake,  fish have been very timid in the early winter but slowly start to bite as the season progresses.

By Stosh Tustin

Stosh Tustin

Stosh Tustin

My name is Stosh Tustin, and I am a junior at Gull Lake High School. I run cross country and play baseball. This is my second year on the newspaper staff, and I’m excited about broadening my writing and photography spectrum. I joined newspaper to understand the work and steps it takes to become a well rounded photographer and writer. I would like to also do film for the paper this year.

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