Cold As Ice

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    Terry Niehaus of Huntingburg manned two fishing rods as a freshly caught largemouth bass flopped around on a frozen pond at his nephew’s property in Coe on Friday morning. “I pray for cold weather to be able to go ice fishing,” Niehaus said. “I like the cold. I’ve been in it most of my life. I work in it, I hunt in it, I fish in it.” Niehaus learned to ice fish from his grandfather when he was a boy and said that he has been addicted to it ever since. After spending six hours on the ice, he caught 38 fish. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus carried his fishing gear to a frozen pond at his nephew's property in Coe on Friday morning. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus used handwritten markings on his colander handle to measure the depth of the ice. He uses the colander to scoop the ice out of the water after he drills a hole. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus carries 8 inch nails with him to use to grab the ice if he were to fall in the frozen pond. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus coaxed a largemouth bass out of the frozen pond. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus obaited his hook with a grub. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus compared his grandfather's wooden ice fishing rod to his newer version. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus caught 38 fish. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Niehaus displays a fishing-themed plate on the front of his truck. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald