Ohio Mayor Says Ice Fishing At Local Parks Will Inevitably Lead To… Prostitution?

Ice Fishing

Honestly, if you didn’t know that ice fishing and prostitution are DANGEROUSLY connected… you’re an ignorant fool.

I mean, statistics show that 97% of all prostitution occurs inside ice fishing shanties… an astonishing number, I know, but facts are facts.

Okay, not really…

But for one Ohio Mayor, he’s convinced the dollar deed is done during ice fishing season.

According to Cleveland 19, Craig Shubert, mayor of Hudson, Ohio, said during a city council discussion on ice fishing safety that the activity could lead to prostitution.

While the discussion went on about if ice fishing should be allowed at Hudson Springs Parks, he said:

“If you open this up to ice fishing, while on the surface it sounds good, then what happens next year?

Does somebody come back and say, ‘I want an ice shanty in Hudson Springs Park for ‘X’ amount of time?’

And if you then allow ice fishing with shanties, then that leads to another problem… prostitution.”

I mean, it’s straight out of a Saturday Night Live sketch…


I love how he says it so nonchalantly like it’s a known fact that all ice fishing leads to prostitution. Like an overprotective dad yelling about gateway drugs. Like Bobby Boucher’s mama saying everything is “of the devil” in The Waterboy.

“You know what happens when you ice fish…. SEX.”

As a South Carolina native, I have zero knowledge about ice fishing, however, I could see a few horn dawgs erecting a shanty for a lady of the night to hold hold their poles, but… c’mon.

Reminds me of the dad from Freaks & Geeks:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock