This letter is for the two individuals who took it upon themselves to drive up to my ice shack, located on Rainbow Flowage, on their snowmobiles at 3 a.m. the morning of Dec. 29. It wasn’t enough you ripped off the front door and ransacked my shack, but you stole a lifetime of my family’s fishing equipment. Some of it was passed down after others had died.
I hope you find good use for the two tip-up bags you took which were manufactured in Rhinelander. The green Metro Line bag was mine, and the black one was my wife’s. They were full off our walleye tip-ups, some of them brand new, which by now you know. I hope you salute the American flag every time it goes up, and think about the choices you made that lead you to becoming a thief.
As far as the lantern, binoculars, ice scoops, Q-beam, tip-up lights, line, hooks, sinkers, spinning rods and reels, and our six tip downs, I’ll buy new ones, just like I did in the first place. I will bet someone reading this knows who did it. Call the Oneida County Sheriff, and I’ll reward you for your honesty when they make the arrest to the tune of $500.
As a community we need to get people like this locked up and off our streets.
Ed “Chow” Choinski, Lake Tomahawk