Are you ready for the ice fishing season?

Tomorrow is the first official day of winter, but it has looked and felt like winter for the past two weeks.

I have read on various ice fishing chat boards anglers have been out on thin ice due to their enthusiasm, hopefully no one has plunged through for a soak-er or worse.

With Christmas just days away don’t take any chances on being a fatality for the sake of a few fish! After-all you want to be home with loved ones on Christmas morning to open up all that new ice fishing gear!

Take the next few days to get your gear in order, fresh line , sharpen hooks, charge up those flasher batteries etc.

Ensure your power auger stars and runs smooth. Check the blades on your hand auger as well.

Many anglers will need to renew their licence before Jan 1st, so put that on your TO DO LIST!

You may also want to check out the 2008 fishing regulations. Copies can be found at http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca:80/mnr/csb/news/2007/dec6nr_07.html

My next few podcasts www.rippleoutdoors.com will all be on ice fishing tips, techniques and tactics.

The conclusion to Bob Izumi’s Ice Fishing Seminar held at Fishing World #063 will be published at noon today.

Get out and enjoy the ice season  and be safe!

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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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