Let's be clear: ice fishing is nowhere near as dangerous as what you see on "Deadliest Catch". There are risks, however, mainly related to the fact that you're fishing on a breakable surface above freezing cold water. Let's go over the dangers of ice fishing along with some safety tips.
How thick should ice be in order to safely ice fish on it? Does this number change if I'm using a snow mobile or ATV? How can I measure the thickness of the ice? We answer these questions and more in this guide.