Winter 2013 2014 is especially cold in Montreal… Regardless, last weekend, perhaps due to a form of cabin fever or temporary seasonal insanity, we convinced ourselves spearfishing was a good idea. -10C was an improvement compared to other days of January. Actually any day with temperatures above -15C were celebrated. But, -10C remains way too cold to get naked on a patch of snow you leveled with you boots.
It took me a good ten minutes to move enough snow with my boots to put my bag down. I agree, I took my time. The idea of getting into a wetsuit in this sort of weather was not enticing.
Fortunately the fish were present in great numbers! Walleye, sturgeaon, bass, carps and drums carpeted the bottom. Ok so I exagerate, but there were a lot of fish. Checkout how we catch them by hand. The gun I used on the walleye was the hockey speargun (it was the first gun I ever built).