Safety tips and angling advice for ice fishing

New York’s ice fishing season has finally arrived across the Empire State. Unseasonably warm temperatures in December delayed the popular hard water season for Western New York anglers, but now it’s game on. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage on and people turn to the outdoors for relief and recreation, more people are fishing. The big question for many is, how do you get started?

“Today’s technology offers opportunities like never before,” said ice fishing expert Scott Brauer of Gasport. “The internet is a great way to find out what you need to do to get started. Hop on YouTube and search for ice fishing tutorials. Go onto the Ice Team website ( to find a long list of other videos and articles on various aspects of ice fishing, learning from some of the best in the business.

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