Ice-Fishing Tips

Three tips to stay safe while ice fishing.

Ice-Fishing Tips
Ice-Fishing TipsBeckson Marine, Inc.

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.

[1] 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.

[2] Wear a life jacket under your snowmobile suit or use an insulated "float coat."

[3] Do not wear a life jacket while riding in an enclosed vehicle across the ice.

For more ice-safety information, visit takemefishing.org and search for ice fishing.