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The 2012 ice fishing season is drawing to a close. For those of you who spend time on the ice, there are a few things we can learn from this year’s ice fishing season. These are important lessons, life’s moments that will someday be the “I remember back during the winter of 2012” that will be ever etched in our minds.
By Major Roger Tietz, Minnesota DNR Enforcement Division
, April 17, 2013
It was another weird weather weekend in Douglas County.
A wintry mix of sleet and big pelting flakes of snow descended on central Minnesota on Saturday afternoon and continued off and on into the evening.
Because icy conditions made traveling hazardous, a winter storm warning was posted from Friday night into Saturday night.
The ever-shifting wintry weather is causing a familiar sight in Douglas County: ice dams.
They occur when heat leaks into an attic and melts the underside of snow on the roof.
If weather conditions are right – an abundance of snow combined with big swings in the temperature – ice dams flourish.
It’s that time of year again! The coldest, iciest time of year…time to take the plunge into a Minnesota lake!
The Polar Bear Plunge is presented by Minnesota law enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run events to benefit Special Olympics.
They’re beautiful, strange looking and have the potential to cause a lot of problems.
They’re called ice heaves or ice ridges and some wicked looking ones are rising up along the east side of Lake Carlos.
Anglers have seen great success in past tournaments held on Lake L’Homme Dieu, with winners bringing in some large northerns and walleyes to claim top prizes. Past winners have also won significant prizes with fish weighing less than 1 pound.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, especially those that feature aeration systems, such as Aldrich Lake in Douglas County.
As Minnesotans know, weather can vary throughout the state; the same is true for ice conditions. In the north, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers report more than 800 ice houses on Lake of the Woods, while boat anglers are fishing on parts of the Mississippi River near Le Crescent in the southern part of the state.
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