Lake Population Increases . . .

. . . for a day, at least.  Sunday February 12th was a bitterly cold day, but that did not seem to deter the ice fishermen who came to compete in the annual Lake Fairlee Ice Fishing Derby.

Fishing on Lake Fairlee

Bob houses populated the lake over the weekend.  The competition technically begins at one minute after midnight, and some intrepid souls were hard at work at east by 2:30am.  According to the Valley News (LINK), over 200 people participated.

You can see the smoke coming from the chimneys

There were multiple winners in each of several categories.  See the article above for details.