Ice fishing safety starts with ice thickness

Ice fishing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in wintertime. Mild weather this winter has kept anglers anxiously waiting for good ice. So, how can you know when it’s safe to venture out on a frozen lake?

Nebraska Game and Parks’ icefishing safety recommendations should help clear up that question. Here are a few of them:

A minimum of three inches of clear, blue lake ice will support a single angler; five inches will hold several anglers in single file.



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