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Sailorettes launch ice fishing tradition and ditch significant others for annual Lake of the Woods trip

Category: fishing reports

 Feb 11th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  454

Modified Feb 11th, 2019 at 9:30 AM

The Sailorettes, a group of Grand Forks-area women who ditch their husbands and significant others every year to go ice fishing, had another successful excursion to Lake of the Woods. Pictured with an eelpout they caught during this year’s trip are Erin Snyder (from left), Trish Winter, Stacey Flesche and Kelsey Schemionek. (Photo courtesy of Stacey Flesche)

They call themselves the Sailorettes, and this group of Grand Forks-area women is proving that ice fishing isn’t just a “guy thing.”

If the photos are any indication, these women know how to have a good time on the ice during annual winter trips to Lake of the Woods, and they catch plenty of fish in the process.

The ice fishing trips have become a winter highlight, said Stacey Flesche, Grand Forks, a founding member of the Sailorettes; this year’s trip was the fifth annual.

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