Ice anglers have been frustrated recently by warmer weather. Mick Klemesrud of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it’s been that kind of season.
He says it’s been a “strange” year for ice fishing as an early freeze in December let people get a taste of ice fishing, but then Iowa went into an extended January thaw.

Klemesrud says the warm weather has made some of the ice unreliable. Klemesrud says we’re experiencing what we normally experience in late February and early March with the ice conditions deteriorating in parts of Iowa. Klemesrud says you may have to travel north to ice fish. And he says be careful wherever you go to be sure the ice is thick enough to hold you. Klemesrud also reminds anglers that the 2005 fishing licenses expired January 10th.