The middle of winter is now upon us and you can now participate in one of the area’s most popular winter activities. Ice fishing is underway, but it can be dangerous because of the ice itself. Before going out to fish, you should always check ice conditions to avoid hotspots of thin, cracking, or moving ice. According to Jeff Weatherwax, Captain of Tite Line Fishing Charters, local fishing has been taking place on the inner bays, with fishermen mostly heading out by foot and ATV’s.
Weatherwax shares this tip with people who may be making the trek out on the ice to help them avoid hitting weak ice:
Weatherwax also mentions that fishermen should take the time to familiarize themselves with the area they are going to be fishing before heading out on the water.
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