Nebraska Game and Parks Offers Information on Safe Ice Fishing

Jared Lorensen, fisheries biologist with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, uses a spud bar to check ice conditions before heading out with his ice-fishing equipment. (Nebraskaland Magazaine/NGPC)

Nebraska Game and Parks Offers Information on Safe Ice Fishing

Catching fish through the ice can be a fun way to spend a winter day. Winter days are shorter, so any time spent outdoors is a bonus. But with ice-fishing, safety always should come first.

It always starts with ice thickness. When is the ice thick enough to go out for some ice-fishing? It depends.

One thing is certain: It’s more fun when fishing with a friend. From a safety standpoint, it’s especially smart when ice-fishing.

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