With another winter storm on pace to hit this weekend, ice fishing conditions can be dangerous warns an ice fishing professional guide. JJ Malvitz says there are many ways to help ensure safety while on the ice.
Malvitz adds that dressing warmly and keeping exposed skin to a minimum are also good measures to keep safe. The thickness of the ice gives a good idea of how much weight it can support. According to the Department of Natural Resources, ice that is less than four inches thick should be kept off, four inches is safe to ice fish or do other on-foot activities and five to seven inches is safe for a snowmobile or ATV. It is not until eight to twelve inches that is safe for a car or small pickup truck.