As you get older you will find many people that you have shared outdoor pursuits give up, move south ect. I ice fish nearly every day and while I don't exactly fish with anyone we meet on the lake. I fish a large inland lake and you get to know the regulars. we share tips, locations, and stories. We kinda watch out for each other. Ice fishing is one of the easier things to do alone. It would be a looong winter for me without ice fishing.