Fisheries & Fish Industry

Anglers reminded of safe practices when ice fishing

Anglers reminded of safe practices when ice fishing

As fishing holes freeze over, anglers are being reminded of safe practices when dropping a line on the ice.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says those planning an ice fishing trip should follow these guidelines:

• stay off the ice unless it is at least 4 inches thick;

• carry and rope and/or flotation device for assistance if someone falls through the ice; and

• wear a personal floatation device or life jacket when out on the ice and when fishing from shore.

More information about ice fishing and safety guidelines are available at http://www.ifishillinois.org/programs/ice.

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