Jim Strasser was sure that Wisconsin lake was frozen on a 60 degree day. It wasn't
You get 50 years of ice fishing under your belt and you figure you know when it's safe to gear up and head out, right? Not in Jim Strasser's case. The 71-year-old guy took an unforeseen polar bear plunge last week on Brown's Lake in Burlington, Wis., thinking that the ice, on a 60 degree day, would hold his sled. After being rescued by local authorities, he told WTMJ he appreciated the help, and that he's none the worse for the chilly dip.
Could have been worse. Could have been fish food: