Gene Chague is a longtime sportsman and editor of The Eagle's Berkshire Woods and Waters outdoors column.

On Thursday, March 23, Dan Aitken of Pittsfield was ice fishing alone out on Pontoosuc Lake in the rain. There was about 12 inches of ice with a good six inches of solid dark ice where he was fishing. For bait, he was using large golden shiners which he had jigged up earlier.



Gene Chague can be reached at or 413-637-1818.