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Ice fishing in style in Okoboji

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OKOBOJI, Iowa -- The fish weren't biting -- not so much as a nibble -- for Shawn Johnson, 13, and Tyler Brigham, 12, both of Spencer, Iowa. But the boys were hopeful their luck would change.


"We saw a bluegill, and that's it," reported Johnson, as he jiggled his minnow on the end of the line.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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