Cold weather creates great ice conditionsSubmitted: 01/15/2018
Cold weather creates great ice conditions
Story By Ryan Sandberg

LAKE TOMAHAWK - Not everyone enjoys the sub-zero temperatures we've seen across the Northwoods recently.

But for ice fishermen, that means better ice conditions.

Business at J & J Sports in Lake Tomahawk has been going well so far this season.

Owner Jeff Smith says the great ice conditions have helped drive license sales, especially on the weekends.

"We have done a fair amount of licenses on weekends for one day guys or a two day license. And that tells me that they were up to do something but decided to go ice fishing and needed to get a license," said Smith.

Smith says area lakes have about 18 to 24 inches of ice on them.

That allows fishermen to drive to their fishing spots instead of walking.

The sub-zero weather we've had lately hasn't kept fishermen off the ice.

"We haven't had that bad of weather to keep people off the ice that really want to go. The way these tents are now, insulated with heaters. If you can just get out there and set your tip ups you can get back in and warm up. "
Jackets, bibs and ice augers have been popular items besides bait.

Smith says overall this has been a pretty typical season for ice fishing.

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