Brighton Beach Draws Ice Fishing Crowd on a Sunny Saturday

Updated: 03/08/2014 3:49 PM
Created: 03/08/2014 3:41 PM

The sunny weather on Saturday brought crowds to Brighton Beach to try out the ice fishing.

Jeff Swenson said he got there at 6:30 a.m. and got the last parking spot in the area. He said his group wasn't doing very well in the fishing department, but that's not why they were there.

"After the winter we've had, it's nice to get out and just enjoy some fishing when you don't have to freeze," he said. "No gloves!"

Swenson just started venturing out onto the ice at Brighton Beach on Sunday. He said he waited until he was sure it was safe.

"It's open not all that much farther up there," he said. "I don't want to be one of those guys that they have to rescue, so I wanted to make sure there was a couple hundred people out here before I would come out."

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