Ice fishing season is here and that means being educated about ice thickness is extremely important.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) recommends, via their website, the following tools and instructions to use while testing the ice thickness BEFORE you set up your ice fishing station on a frozen body of water:
The MDNR’s website also suggests that if you choose to bring a vehicle or two on the ice, after verifying the ice is thick enough, be sure to park all vehicles at least 50 feet apart and move them every two hours to prevent them from sinking. They also recommend making a hole next to your vehicle, and if you see water over-flowing into the hole, “it’s time to move the vehicle”.
Ultimately, it is better to be safe than sorry, and if you have your own methods of testing ice thickness, by all means, use them. Just be sure to test it first!
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