Northlanders Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday on the Ice
Posted at: 02/03/2013 9:00 PM
| Updated at: 02/03/2013 11:10 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
For many people, Super Bowl Sunday is pretty much a holiday. Some anglers on Fish Lake near Duluth decided to celebrate by combining their two favorite pastimes, fishing and football.
"I couldn't resist coming out today," angler Rick Siegle said.
Siegle, who's a Vikings season ticket holder, watched the Pro Bowl and many away games in his fish house.
"When the Vikings are on the road and it's fishing season, I'm right here," Siegle said. "The Packer game, I stayed here until 10:30 that night."
Super Bowl Sunday was no exception. Siegle spent most of the day fishing, and he wasn't alone.
"We're just kind of hanging out," angler Kurt Johnson said. "We had some time to kill before the big game. We were like, 'let's go out and try and catch some fish'."
Like Siegle, Johnson had cable TV set up in his fish house.
"We definitely could watch it out here," Johnson said. "We have beer. We have TV. It is very tempting."
Both Johnson and Siegle decided to head home for the big game after fishing, but Hi Banks Resort Bartender Nancy Radimecky hoped people would come off the lake and into her bar.
"The regulars will come in and some of the locals," Radimecky said. "There's going to be lots of people in here."
No matter what people's plans were, it seemed people on Fish Lake had one thing in common. They wished the Vikings were in it.
"I was hoping for the Vikings," Radimecky said. "Next year, next year, you heard it here first."
"I'm just a loyal Vikings fan, win or loose," Siegle said.