The article, “Safety First! Ice Fishing in Wisconsin” by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) covers some important tips to remember when ice fishing on our waters since many people fall through the ice every year and taking precautions like carrying a pair ice claws could keep you alive. Some tips to remember are:
- Check ice conditions before you go out
- Dress in layers and wear a warm hat, gloves, and waterproof boots
- If you are out on a large lake, carry a compass and map
- Carry a pair of ice claws and keep readily accessible
- Don’t go out alone
The best way to keep from falling through is taking preventative measures like always checking ice conditions since even though it maybe 5″ thick in one area, it could 2″ thick another! This article had some good information and I encourage you check it out.