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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, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 2 years 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® ) about 2 years ago

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

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years 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 (Keller Williams of Central PA) about 2 years 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) about 2 years 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) about 2 years ago

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

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 years 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 about 2 years 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 about 2 years 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) about 2 years ago