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Officials Offer Ice Fishing Advice

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    April 14, 2014 | 8:37 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.