Ice Fishing Safety: Essential Gear and Knowledge

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Whether driving to work or heading out fishing on a sheet of ice, there is an inherent risk in many of our daily activities.  And while you can never label ice as 100% safe, having some basic knowledge, gear, and commonsense makes it a safe and enjoyable activity.

Famed multi-species fishing guide, Tony Roach, discusses some essential clothing, equipment, and, most importantly, key ice thickness criteria related to different modes of transport (foot, AVT/UTV/snowmobile, truck). Follow these guidelines to maximize safety before heading out on the ice.