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Frying cisco fish on the beach at Bear Lake, Idaho-Utah border.

Frying cisco fish on the beach at Bear Lake, Idaho-Utah border.

Fish Fry

Fishing from cold ice to hot grease.

There’s a thick cover of ash-colored clouds over Bear Lake and head lamps dot the water’s edge. It’s January and the lake should be deep in freeze, but the chill hasn’t stayed long enough so there’s no ice on the water.
     That means wader-clad anglers are standing in the cold current rather than on top of ice. They’re all holding long handled nets and no one is moving. They have to be shivering. Seven-year-old Davey Butler knows they are. Read more.