Prevent Ice Damage to Your Dock – A De-Icing Guide

If you must leave your dock in for the Winter, preventing ice damage is your number one priority. This guide will explain the theory behind de-icers. By Van Isle Water. De-Icing is more accurately referred to as an art form than an exact science. Each application and location is different and there is no set […]

Snowmobile Safety – Be Careful on Lakes!

After the deaths of three people on snowmobiles at Lake Winnipesaukee last week, I thought these safety tips from SSAP would be appropriate to review. PLEASE stay safe out there. Ice can always be dangerous because of changing conditions and inconsistencies in its thickness, particularly when there is running water beneath it. The safest snowmobiling […]

Stay Safe – Lake Ice Safety Tips

Stay safe this winter on your lakefront property. Follow these great tips: Never go onto the ice alone. A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through the ice.  Always keep your pets on a leash.  If a pet falls through the ice do not attempt to rescue […]

Ice Fishing: The Art of the Tip-Up

For those not indoc­trinated in the cold-weather arts of hard-water fishing, tip-ups—also called ice traps, fish traps, or tilts—are mechanical strike indicators that suspend lines under the ice. When well made and properly fished, they are instruments of exquisite practicality. Each dangles a spool of line and hook (typically adorned with a minnow) beneath a […]

Lake Ice Safety Tips From MEMA

Stay safe this winter on your lakefront property. Follow these great tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: Never go onto the ice alone. A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through the ice.  Always keep your pets on a leash.  If a pet falls through the […]