Breaking News Bar
updated: 1/30/2013 4:33 PM

Ice-fishing world mourns loss of guide

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

The ice fishing world lost one of the best Saturday.

Jim Hudson hit the ice like he does every winter day, in search of that next big fish. Jim had a knack for catching big fish, all the time, and was a popular fishing guide.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Hudson, 34, died Saturday when his snowmobile went through the ice on Lake Superior near Bayfield, Wis.

Hudson, 34, fought with everything he had but passed away later that day after being air-lifted to a hospital in Duluth. He was well known in the sport for not only his abilities as a fishing guide, but also for his willingness to share and teach methods.

Caution's the rule:

I won't go into each area regarding ice fishing conditions because each lake has its own specific problems with thin ice. Be careful.

Wild, wild west:

Now, you may or may not think the recent area coyote issue is an off-the-wall story, with the wild critters supposedly trying to break in to a south suburban house to gobble-up a pet. But hang on -- the world continues to test our ability to understand what I consider "theater of the absurd."

Yahoo News sent me an interesting story from California about the hand-wringing brought on by the killing of two young mountain lions in Half Moon Bay by Fish and Wildlife personnel. It has prompted a state lawmaker to introduce a bill requiring "state officials to use non-lethal methods" when dealing with mountain lions in residential areas.

In addition to "tranquilizing and capturing," other acceptable procedures under the bill are "temporarily possessing, temporarily injuring, marking, attaching to or surgically implanting monitoring or recognition devices, transporting and hazing."

•Contact Mike Jackson at angler88@comcast.net, and catch his radio show 6-7 a.m. Sundays on WSBC 1240-AM and live-streamed at www.mikejacksonoutdoors.com.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here