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What is a hot hole in fishing?

Cold weather usually means it’s time to hang up your fishing pole for the season. However, there may be a way for you to continue

Kayaks stored upside down on a kayak rack on the beach

How to Safely Store a Fishing Kayak

You invested in a fishing kayak and had many great adventures in it over the summer. But as we head towards the off-season, it’s important

Roof Rack Kayak Holder

How to Transport Your Kayak

You’ve just purchased a new kayak, and now you need to know how to transport it on a roof rack. Taking the necessary precautions to

Can you icefish on a lake?

Ice fishing during winter can be challenging if you are new to the process. On top of that, you can put yourself in danger if you are not sure what thickness of ice is required to walk. Here’s everything you need to know about ice fishing so you can get started! How do I know if my lake is safe for ice fishing? You need to make sure that a lake’s ice is thick enough before venturing onto it. If the lake’s ice is any less than 4 inches, then you risk the ice breaking underneath you. If you have had no experience with ice fishing before, then determining how thick the ice is can be difficult. The first thing you should take note of before going ice fishing is how cold it has been for how long. If it has been a long enough period of time for safe ice to build up on top of a lake, then you will not encounter any issues with ice fishing. Bearing that in mind, it is a safe assumption that the most dangerous times to go ice fishing are near the beginning or end of the winter season.  When heading out to a lake, you should perform a visual inspection before stepping onto it. If the lake has cracks or water on top of the ice, then that is a sign of instability and melting. You should be overly cautious when you see signs such as these. You should also take …

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