Fishing huts are seen just after daybreak on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Fishing huts are seen just after daybreak on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez of Chatfield pulls up a bluegill while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. Gomez began a social media community called Reel Midwest Fishing meant to spread his joy of fishing. “We just try to get people out to fish, people that have always wanted to try the sport but never had the chance to,” Gomez said. “We just want to get people excited about it, you can make lifelong friends doing it.”  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez of Chatfield pulls up a bluegill while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. Gomez began a social media community called Reel Midwest Fishing meant to spread his joy of fishing. “We just try to get people out to fish, people that have always wanted to try the sport but never had the chance to,” Gomez said. “We just want to get people excited about it, you can make lifelong friends doing it.” (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez of Chatfield pulls up a bluegill while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez of Chatfield pulls up a bluegill while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Josh Strand of Alden ice fishes on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Josh Strand of Alden ice fishes on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Fishing huts are seen on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Fishing huts are seen on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
An ice angler sits while fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
An ice angler sits while fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez, center left, pulls up a fish while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez, center left, pulls up a fish while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
More than two dozen of ice anglers were out early Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
More than two dozen of ice anglers were out early Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez of Chatfield pulls up a bass while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. Gomez began a social media community called Reel Midwest Fishing meant to spread his joy of fishing. “We just try to get people out to fish, people that have always wanted to try the sport but never had the chance to,” Gomez said. “We just want to get people excited about it, you can make lifelong friends doing it.”  (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Juan Gomez of Chatfield pulls up a bass while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. Gomez began a social media community called Reel Midwest Fishing meant to spread his joy of fishing. “We just try to get people out to fish, people that have always wanted to try the sport but never had the chance to,” Gomez said. “We just want to get people excited about it, you can make lifelong friends doing it.” (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Josh Strand of Alden ice fishes on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Josh Strand of Alden ice fishes on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Matt Peterson of Hixton, WI., pulls up a bass while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Matt Peterson of Hixton, WI., pulls up a bass while ice fishing on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Chester Woods Lake in Eyota. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)

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