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Ice fishing precautions needed despite arctic blast

Although extreme cold temperatures are subsiding, ice anglers may want to take extra care in going on the waters this weekend with warmer weather forecasted.  Fishing Guide JJ Malvitz says you should be prepared for changing conditions when you are on the ice.  He recommends the “buddy system” when fishing. 

 

 

Seven ice anglers were rescued near Snake Island Tuesday evening.  The United States Coast Guard used an airboat to bring the seven people safely to shore.  Malvitz says ice anglers should expect good fishing opportunities for the next several weeks even though the ice may be rough in spots due to the strong winds.  He adds that the bite for whitefish has been strong, but slower for the walleye and perch so far this winter.  

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