One hundred and sixty ice fishing cabins crowd together on the river create an ice fishing village of sorts. Complete with two parking lots, roads and outhouses, all on 36 inches of ice. People have come from all over the region for 20 years to rent a cabin or just a spot to setup their own ice fishing cabin.
Every ice fishing cabin has an individual style.
True love is ice fishing together, with some ice fishing cabins no bigger than a walk-in closet!
Four holes drilled through 36 inches of ice, wow!
Smelt was the catch of the day, one fella told us he caught 3300 smelt last year.
Heading out for a day of ice fishing.
These boys are studying to be pilots in Chicoutimi and they came to ice fish for the weekend.
Catching Some Rays.
Every cabin has its own special character.
Smelt, the catch of the day!
What was once a tent trailer is now an ice fishing cabin!
Five gallon buckets cut through the floor, act as fishing holes.
Friends gather to fish and enjoy a sunny day on the ice.
Ice fishing with the cousins!
Tim got a big kick out of the uniqueness of this ice fishing village.
Ice Fishing Village
Everybody has their own customized setup with their snow machines and gear.
Heading home after a day of ice fishing.
As darkness fell, it became quieter in the village.
The setting sun.. we stayed the night out on the ice, knowing full well it was going to get cold, but minus 30? Ouch! The furnace would kick in every six minutes!