Ice fishing season is drawing near, be careful on the ice

By Bill Bartusek

The ice fishing season is just about here. With cooler water temperatures this fall, I certainly expected a lot of ice by now. However, just like the past few years, weather has been a factor. It just hasn’t been cold enough to make a lot of ice. Instead it gets just cold enough to make some ice at night and then warms up during the day and starts all over again.

Years back, we were on the ice Thanksgiving weekend, but not lately. Of course anglers are eager to get out for the first ice bite. They have been sneaking out on area lakes the past week.

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