As more and more people are coming in and getting ice fishing equipment this year we wanted to remind everyone to be safe and to follow the Ice Safety Guidelines:
- Stay off of any ice that is 3 inches or less thick.
- Remember that a minimum of 4 inches of clear, solid ice is a requirement to support an average person’s weight. Don’t forget that it’s’ important to check ice thickness using tools such as spud bar, ice auger, and ruler every few steps.
- Never go fishing on the ice alone. Always bring along a fishing buddy, and let a friend or family member know where you are going.
- Avoid any ice that is covered by snow or slush. Keep your eyes open for any cracks or changes on the surface of the ice.