How to Ice Fish

Drill hole into frozen lake

Put baited hook into hole

Wait for fish to bite baited hook


You’ve hooked fish

Don’t allow slack in line

Reel in

Bring fish out of hole

You’ve caught fish

Lie to fish

Tell fish you love it

Tell fish you won’t hurt it anymore

I made big mistake

You tell fish

So sorry

Tell fish there’s no one else

World is better place with fish in life

Vacations in future



Puget Sound

Coastal Maine

So much time

You’ve earned fish’s trust

Fish opens mouth to say something

Hit fish on head with hard object

You’ve killed fish

Rebait hook

Put baited hook back in hole



Ryan Clancy is a documentary and installation filmmaker based in Detroit, Michigan. This is his first published work.



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