Tips to make ice fishing safer

It’s that time of year when ice anglers will be traveling to Montana’s waters for the ice fishing season. While the first ice of the year often offers some of the best fishing, it also can be quite variable from location to location and from day to day.

Anglers should be familiar with the water body they plan to fish. In FWP Region 6, there are dozens of water bodies that have windmills operating to keep dissolved oxygen flowing to fish and other aquatic life through the long winters. However, according to Havre-area biologist Cody Nagel, it can also change the ice conditions.

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