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.