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The ice is not safe!!!!

People in the Northern states are in a hurry.

In a hurry to get out on the ice.

There are many activities that a frozen lake allows.

Fishing is a big one.

Ice skating

Walking away from roads.

There are ice boats. (That is what I call them.)

Wind surfing and a lot more.

But there is only 2-4 inches of ice.

The thing is you can have 4 inches in one place and only an inch 10 feet away.

We need a few more COLD nights to make the ice a bit more safe.


OH, and if  you are looking to drive out on the ice...find something else to do for another week or 10 days!


I enjoy ice fishing, but I like 12+ inches to feel safe.

Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • December 10 2017 03:14PM


In our area, it's MUCH TOO EARLY for ice fishing.... my grandchildren do that....they have a tent and make a day of fishing with other couples.... NOT my thing, for sure....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 10 months ago

Good morning William Feela 

Thank you for sharing your information with us in Active Rain.

Have a great day 12/10/2017. 

Posted by Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker (Harry Norman, REALTORS® ) 10 months ago

This is timely advice to share with area residents and visitors.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago

Thank you for your blog post and hope you're enjoying the colder weather!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 10 months ago

Good for you William,

I agree with you about making sure the ice is safe.  That is a mighty nice fish you caught.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 10 months ago

I "know" the ice is safe when it's good and thick, but still... when it suddenly "booms" it scares me spitless. I haven't been ice fishing in years - although I still have all the "bundle up for the cold" clothes and boots.

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 10 months ago

No, you're not getting me out there unless it's a frozen block of ice William 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 months ago

Hello William,

Nice catch and growing up in Minnesota (Land of 10,000+Lakes) I do know how dangerous it can be to drive on thin ice.

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) 10 months ago

Well, we were getting close to being safe but now with several inches of snow makes it more risky

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 10 months ago

Good to know where all of the channels and beaver runs are at then you can avoid those thin spots.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) 9 months ago