1. The state of the water.
In winter, our over 10,000 lakes freeze making the perfect setting for people to skate and sit shivering in fishing shanties, hoping for a bite. In summer, we enjoy our water by swimming, fishing in the comfort of this balmy season, and boating.
2. How fish is prepared.
To boil or fry, that is the question. Fish fries were traditionally held in the winter, but now they are common on Friday nights all year. Fish boils, on the other hand, happen under warm, evening skies, with the stars just starting to sparkle.