Conservation officers across the state are reporting vehicles, snowmobiles and ATVs going through the ice.
The fish was 33 inches long and had a girth of 24 inches.
But they managed to get themselves and the ice house to safety, catching a few fish to boot.
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Itching to get out on the lakes and enjoy the new ice? Tread lightly – or better yet, not at all – on lakes that include aeration features.