Took the wife and daughter ice fishing yesterday. We had got everything setup, and the wife being a die hard photographer took off towards the Swans. I told her not to go to far because the ice is thin out there and we were in 20ft of water (you could see where the ice shelf changes thickness).There was another 75 yards to open water. I'am tying on a lure and I hear a splash! I look up and she is pulling herself out of the water!!! Talk about being a scared husband!! our daughter was a ft away and didn't go in!(thankfully!) she was in a little bit of shock mumbling about how she ruined her camera and. I told her to strip down. I set up the Eskimo popup and turned the big buddy on high. She warmed up and and clothes dried out. We stayed the rest of the day to complete a great day! Thankful for us returning safe.
1. When it goes wrong it goes wrong fast.
2. God was looking over her.
3. Always have a safety plan and make sure everyone knows it, How to implement it.
4. I should have used different wording with her after she fell in.
5 The Big Buddy heater and Eskimo popup was a really good investment!!!!!
P.S. We caught 2 fish a Rainbow and Whitefish