Saturday, December 16, 2006

Icehouses Sinking Through Area Lakes

Warm weather is creating big problems for some metro area fishermen and their icehouses. The Minnesota DNR says its up to the owners to get the houses out. But now the ice in most places is too thin to even walk on. It needs to be at least four inches thick. Reporters still found an ice fisherman on less than three inches of ice."I wouldn't recommend anybody come out on tis stuff, only us crazy guys do that. What the heck you only live once, might as well die with a smile on your face," a St. Paul fisherman said. The Minnesota DNR says it will take a string of 20 degree days to thicken up the ice and make it safe to go on.