Beacon Bits: Ice-fishing season opens

From Staff Reports About Ice-Fishing

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Ice fishermen on the ice while fishing recently on Bass Lake. (M. I. Angola)

Thanks to seasonably cold weather there is ice on Bass Lake and that ice is thick enough for human consumption.

As of Saturday last week fishermen (and women) were able to stand on the ice, drill holes in it and attempt to extract fish through the holes.

Prior to Saturday local ice-fishing enthusiasts had concluded that there was not enough ice to go ice-fishing.

“Two guys fell through on Friday,” said local ice-fishing enthusiast Irv Brainard. “But they were crazy. There was only about an inch-and-a-half then but now there’s like an inch-and-three-quarters.”

Trained ice spotters, however, measured the ice thickness at five inches on Saturday. Forecasts call for ice to remain on the lake until temperatures warm above 32 degrees for an extended period of time.

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