Many anglers pursue ice fishing after the boat is put to bed for the season. Ice safety is a subject almost as ripe with lore and wisdom as fishing itself. It’s way too much to address here, but I will offer these three tips.
 Carry a pair of ice picks or screwdrivers. These can be used to pull yourself up out of the water and along the ice should you break through it.
 Wear a life jacket under your snowmobile suit or use an insulated "float coat."
 Do not wear a life jacket while riding in an enclosed vehicle across the ice.