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Steps to Follow When Ice Fishing


February 18, 2021

With cold, winter weather persisting across the Commonwealth ahead of the Presidents' Day holiday weekend, The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) reminds anglers to keep safety in mind while enjoying ice fishing.

While ice fishing can be a fun and rewarding activity for people of all ages, every venture out onto the ice should begin by following several safety steps:

• Always wear a lifejacket or float coat while on the ice. Avoid inflatable lifejackets, which do not perform well in freezing temperatures.

• When arriving at the water's edge, visually survey the ice. Look...

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