Associated Press, Published December 10 2012
ND winter anglers cautioned about early iceBISMARCK — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is cautioning winter anglers about early ice.
Officials say ice on lakes might not be safe this time of year for a number of reasons, including daily temperature swings that affect ice strength and significant variations in ice thickness even in small areas.
KOVC radio reports that a couple of ice fishing houses fell through the ice on Lake Ashtabula last week.
Anglers are encouraged to take precautions such as wearing a lifejacket and carrying a cellphone.
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