About Fishing: Venture onto early ice at your own risk

Is the hype to get out on early ice senselessly putting lives in danger? This question was posted on a popular fishing web site recently, the tragic loss of a couple lives on Red Lake still fresh in the minds of ice fisherman. The thread received over 2,500 hits with varied opinions.

“I don’t think the industry, overall, hypes it up too much. They’re just promoting the general activity of ice fishing. Where the problem is those that profit off it directly at a specific body of water. Resorts and guides are trying to lure in the early-ice crowd when other guides or resorts are responsible enough to not take people out and are telling people to stay off the ice,” commented one angler.

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