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Outdoors with Lauren: Ice Fishing with Hooksetters


This year's winter has been pretty frigid, as conditions for avid outdoorsmen and women have been far from favorable.  On this weeks Outdoors with Lauren I take a look at how this winter has possibly affected locals who depend on optimum conditions for business.
I hit the ice with local 'Hooksetters' guide service. The owner, Phil Schweik tells me the cold has only helped business. "People are not getting out on their own and scouting. Now with this snow and with all this snow they're not getting out at all. By having snow mobiles and access to areas like this, our business is actually booming. When they come fishing with us, it isn't fishing. It's catching. They're gonna catch fish."
With temperatures so low this year Hooksetters is dedicated to not wasting any time with their clients, and that begins with strategy.
"We actually have the GPS module that people normally have hooked up to their boats. We have it hooked up to the snow mobile so we can find the exact structure that we're looking for."
And the hooksetters guarantee, "We may not catch a hundred fish, but the ones we do catch are going to be big." pays off in no time.

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