Going Ice Fishing, This Winter?

Here’s some things to keep in mind.

Ice fishing is a popular winter past time!  If you are planning to head out on the ice, we found some tips that would be good to keep in mind.

These ideas can go a long way in ensuring your fishing trip is good, and you make it off the ice safely.

Keeping your wits about you can go a long way in making sure you keep safety as a focus.  Preparation is key!  You need a plan, along with proper hydration, sustenance, and the right layers of clothing.

We ran into this blog, where they came up with 13 (#lucky), ice fishing safety tips for you to know.

Like we said, preparation is key! Here’s a rundown of the 13 tips, you can check out their post for more.

  1. Share your fishing plans.
  2. Bring a friend.
  3. Talk to the locals.
  4. Follow ice thickness guidelines.
  5. Use a flotation suit.
  6. Carry a pair of ice picks/rescue claws.
  7. Carry a throw rope.
  8. Leave the lake before dark.
  9. Install proper ventilation (ice shanty).
  10. Have a portable power bank battery charger.
  11. Give the ice auger the respect it deserves.
  12. Stay hydrated.
  13. Layer up.

Read more: Thirteen ice fishing safety tips you need to know.

Who's going ice fishing? We found some safety tips.

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