posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 11:04 AM
I didn't want to start a new thread, so I thought it would be ok to post here. I hope??
Anyway, for all of you who love to ice fish like I do, we know safety is #1. Last nite in my area a fisherman went missing, and his body was found
this morning. A 29 year old guy. We are all very sad.
But it must be said, that in this case common sense just was not there.
The ice was down to 2 inches. He was fishing in an area that has flowing water. He was fishing alone at nite and the story is at this time he was
drinking. For any of you who ice fish, you know these are all BIG NO NO.s.
Guys and Gals, if your going to go out on the ice. Please use common sense. Catching some fish just ain't worth your life. I know I've been guilty
of saying as long as the waters not over my head I'll be fine. But the truth is that doesn't really help if you do go in. If your in water with
currents it can take you down in a flash.
And as far as the drinking, Hey I like to have a hot toddy with the gang. But don't get stupid. Even when the ice is 18 inchs there are still
dangers out there.
And lastly. Do Not go out alone. No matter day or nite. It should be the buddy system out there. And it's more fun when you have someone to hang
with. (and carry all the equipment).
Here where I live, ice fishing is pretty much over for the year. The weather just hasn't been cold enough to keep that ice growing. It went from 7
inches to 2 inches in a half a day.
You all be safe out there.
edit on 5-2-2012 by crappiekat because: sp