Ice fishing keeps bay active during deep freeze

With temperatures averaging well below freezing over the past few weeks, the frigid water of Malletts Bay has been capped by a thick sheet of ice. The bay’s solid surface has brought out ice fishing enthusiasts, who seem immune to strong winds and arctic temperatures as they sit out in the open on overturned buckets and folding chairs. Some cut their exposure to the elements in pop-up canvas shanties, but there is no shortage of hearty Vermonters basking in the sun as though on a tropical shore. At heart, Randy Niquette of Milton is a bass fisherman in the...

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