Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fisherman Refuses Rescue, Fish Were Biting

A fisherman floating on a Lake Winnebago (Oshkosh, WI) ice slab refused to be rescued, telling authorities he wanted to stay because the fish were biting.

Winnebago County sheriff's officials say Joseph Dake used a ladder across open water to get to the ice slab, about a quarter mile from shore.

Lt. John Zimmerman says the slab was connected to ice that led to shore, but a large crack had formed.

The Oshkosh Fire Department sent a rescue boat to Dake Tuesday evening. But, the 35-year-old Oshkosh man refused assistance, saying the fishing was good.


1) I do miss them hardy northern folk
2) I do miss them stubborn northern folk
3) I do miss Battlestar Galactica already

5 comments:

David E. Perry said...

This makes perfect sense to me.

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Benjamin Vogt said...

No kidding, David. I'd stay out there, too!