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Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Prepare now with Iowa’s early ice-fishing season on the horizon

Anglers are reminded to keep safety at the top of mind as early ice starts to form. Four inches of solid, clear ice is the minimum to support one angler. (Stock photo courtesy of Steve Carney)

When you ice fish and live north of Highway 20 in northern Iowa and the month of November arrives, it’s time to get prepared for ice fishing!
Here on the Iowa Great Lakes, there have been times when I have been ice fishing on Thanksgiving. It’s only been three to four times over the past 40 years, but there is always that chance. More often, it’s somewhere around the middle of December.

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