Ice fishing safety from the IDNR

Ice fishing safety from the IDNR

ILLINOIS (RFD) — This winter hasn’t been kind to ice fisherman. And another round of warm weather won’t help matters in the short term. But if you do find some ice covered lakes the Illinois Department of Natural Resources wants you to be safe.

IDNR’s Tim Schweizer says bring a rope with you in case of an emergency and check the thickness of any ice you’re walking on.

It’s advised to wear a life jacket while walking on the ice as well.