While the cold weather has caused ice to form, it isn’t thick enough to be safe for ice fishermen or anyone else thinking of venturing out, Coast Guard officials said Wednesday.
If you insist on going out, know the ice conditions and never got out alone. Wear a waterproof exposure suit and life preserver. Carry two ice picks or screwdrivers so you can dig yourself out if you fall in.
Carry a whistle or noisemaker, and take along a cell phone or a marine band radio in a waterproof container, in case you need to call for help.