What is normally a long off season for paddlers was a little shorter for a few of us around Appleton, WI. Record temps in January brought the opportunity to paddle some open water on the Fox River. A few eagles watched us paddle by in the trees. The Fox River is a place where they congregate for the winter because it’s one of the few open water spots where they can catch fish.
Winter paddling should be approached with extreme caution. Do not go out on the water without the proper gear and a plan. We do not recommend paddling in the winter in Wisconsin.
Slideshow of January Ice Paddling