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Iowa Officials Offer Ice Advice For Anglers

Posted at: 12/27/2012 7:32 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa officials are reminding ice fishing enthusiasts to be careful with newly developed ice formed during a major snowstorm last week.

 The state Department of Natures Resources says a minimum of 4 inches of quality ice is recommended for ice fishing. At least 5 inches of ice is recommended for snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.
    
DNR officials also recommend using small baits and a light line for catching finicky fish.
    
The snowstorm dumped several inches of snow around the state last week. It also ushered in low temperatures that left most lakes with a layer of ice.

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