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Ice Fishing Safety Tips for Colorado Anglers

Testing the thickness of the ice A true angler won’t let a little frost stop them from going fishing. Before you head out on the frozen lake to catch your dinner, make sure you have the right gear to get you safely there and back.  Obviously, the first thing that you need to make sure of is that the lake is frozen enough for you to head safely out to your fishing spot. The puddle on your sidewalk may be frozen solid, but that doesn’t mean that the lake is ready to carry your weight. Before stepping out on the ice, it’s a good idea to drill a couple of test holes to gauge the thickness of the ice. If the ice is less than 2 inches thick, stay off. If the ice is around 4 inches thick, it is safe…

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December 2, 2015