I removed the ice-fishing reports section for the season. I don’t want to encourage any additional fishing that could lead to someone's death. I’ve left the ice-fishing discussion section open. Until next winter, it's open water time.
hey mitch i blew work off monday and fished tyler for some the ice was 18" easy with 2 snowmobiles cruising around BUT after all these reports I'M DONE rember Bantam 2 years ago? that day broght back bad memories for me. Keep up the good work on what u started with this web site.
I think this is the most important thread to bump..so here goes.
Let's not forget to use our heads when the season comes around.
#2 item to have (#1 is your brain) are those $6 ice picks. They are the cheapest life insurance you can buy.
A safety rope is also nice to have. This is my setup. I have a large loop tied at the end with a small boat fender tied to it so it floats and is easier to throw. The loop is large enough to easily get around your body. I keep it clipped to the back of my sled so anybody can grab it without searching.
Creepers are another thing. Most people don't think of them as a safety item, but fall on the ice and hit the back of your head, smash your elbow on the ice, etc, and you will change your mind.
I just wanted to remind people to use thier heads before going out this year.
I usually have at least one dream a season that ends like this. I think it's my minds way of keeping me honest and safe.