Ice fishing season begins

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MADISON (WKOW) — The weather has been cold enough for Monona Bay to freeze over and this weekend people were getting out to fish on it!

The Clean Lakes Alliance says this is the first weekend there was enough ice cover for fishing.

One fisherman from West Bend says he comes out to Madison three or four times a week to go fishing this time of year.

“Fish are biting, and we’ve got good ice, but you have to watch out where you go,” said Jerry Peters. “This is good ice. Some lakes ain’t as good as others.”

The DNR warns that no ice is 100% safe.

Experts say you should wait until the ice is at least four inches before walking on it.


Amanda Hari

Amanda Hari

Reporter, WKOW

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