MID 50'S NOT ICE FISHING WEATHER
WE DO THIS STORY EVERY YEAR
I don't ice fish, but I do know that ice fishing season is over.
I'll admit, the motivation for drilling holes in ice and trying to yank fish out is lost on me. If it works for you, though, great. A lot of people think hitting a tiny ball around acres green grass and paying to do it fits the definition of insanity. To each his own.
Can we agree on this, though? Ice fishing season is over.
Once again we did a story about a dude having get fished out of Pike Lake in Washington County because he fell through what little ice was left. Dive teams, rescue crews, and often bystanders put their lives on the line to rescue people who fall through ice they shouldn't be on. That was the case yesterday, fortunately, with a happy ending.
I've done this story too many times, and often the results are not as positive... people who's cars, ATV's and bodies end up at the bottom of lakes after falling through.
Now I don't want to outlaw ice fishing. For countless people it's a fun and safe winter sport. But I'm begging you, don't make us do this story again.
After the temperatures hit 70 degrees on a day or two, ice fishing season is over. When high temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees, ice fishing season is over. When low temperatures are consistently above freezing, ice fishing season is over. When you can see water puddling on the ice near you, ice fishing season is over.