The Northland's colder temperatures means ice on regional lakes and ponds.

And that means anglers can experience early ice fishing, as long as they take some safety precautions.

Chad Koel explores safety tips for ice fishing, and shares details on the five pieces of gear every angler should carry when heading out to dip a line beneath the ice.

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