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Late Season Ice
Friday February 10th 2017, 11:01 pm
Filed under: Fishing,Outdoors,Recreation,Uncategorized,Winter Sports

Hello all,Read the story here

Welcome to mid-February, or as I like to call it, the beginning of the end for ice fishing season. Ice fishing is a very popular winter sport in our region, and people like to utilize as much time as they can in the winter months out on the hard water. Unfortunately, this time of year poses risks for many ice anglers, as warming temps cause ice quality to deteriorate rapidly. Many have gone out on the ice and have not come back off. Just a couple weeks ago, an angler lost his life after falling into Lake Geneva. Read the story hereĀ (http://fox6now.com/2017/01/25/town-of-linn-man-drowns-in-geneva-lake-while-ice-fishing/). With that in mind, here are some tips that will keep you safer on the ice as spring nears.

1. NEVER go ice fishing alone

2. Be aware of your surroundings (other people on ice, open water spots, other hazards, etc.)

3. Dress Appropriately (base layers, waterproof layers, etc.)

4. Do not drink excessively on the ice

5. Let people know where you will be

6. Don’t push it-do not go onto unsafe ice, do not drive atv’s or vehicles on ice that is not thick enough. A few fish are not worth your life.