Black Lake tip ups

Took a drive to check on a ram we sold to a farmer over on Black Lake, and ice fishing was in full swing.

Ice fishing on Black Lake this morning.

The “tip up” is a device used in ice fishing to signal a fish is on the line. Here’s a link to an article in Boys’ Life magazine if you want to make some tip ups. Here’s what a tip up looks like:

Tip up decoded.

Photo of a slightly different type of tip up:

The flag is down until a fish is on the line. Then it pops up to alert you to the bite.

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