I went ice fishing yesterday with family and friends, including my 9-year-old son who would fish all day if I let him. It got me wondering as we walked out on Keoka Lake in Waterford, just how thick does ice have to be to be safe? I found the answer.
April brings the opening day of open water fishing, but with the cold weather we have had this winter, open water could be hard to find. Maine regulations changed in 2010 to continue to allow ice fishing in certain areas as long as there is ice.