National Geographic : 1970 Oct
retrieve the device and its attached line. Now a fisherman at the first hole (right) pays out the net hooked to the line while his partner tugs at it from hole number two. Later they haul the net and remove entangled fish (upper left), frozen stiff a few seconds after leaving the water. Since these photographs were taken, the government has banned commercial fishing in 9,465-square-mile Lake Winni peg because of the high mercury content in the catch (page 477). ICE AUGER KODACHROMES BY W. E. GARRETT® NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY cuts another hole and retrieves the line. With it he hauls the net under the ice. The first fisherman moves to 469 the second hole and the operation is repeated.