The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens to be careful of quickly deteriorating ice on area lakes after authorities successfully rescued two people Saturday who fell through the ice on Lake Kegonsa. The incident at Fish Camp County Park in the Township of Dunn occurred at around 7:15 a.m.
Two groups of ice fishermen, 10 individuals in all, have been given the greatest day-after Christmas presents it is possible to receive – their lives. The anglers, in two groups of five each, were stranded on ice floes that pulled away from the west shore of Chequamegon Bay and began drifting in the direction of Long Island.
Keep safety first in mind when enjoying ice fishing Accidents related to ice fishing can range from a shallow-water dunking resulting in extreme cold and embarrassment to life-threatening breakthroughs requiring rescue and hospitalization or worse. Canvas ice shelters, power ice augers, cleated boots, a portable grill and chairs can make things quite comfortable.
Thanks to recent warmer weather — and another warm-up in the forecast, ice fishing enthusiasts are finding their season on hold.They keep asking if they can fish in our ponds, joked Jeff Little, who works in the fishing department at Bass Pro Shops in Ros
The ice is slowly forming, but not fast enough for people who want to get out and enjoy some ice fishing this winter. The Wisconsin DNR says it’s still not completely safe for full-fledged ice fishing activities.