Maine game wardens warn anglers of thin ice

Posted Jan. 03, 2011, at 7:12 p.m.

NORTH WATERBORO, Maine — Maine game wardens are warning anglers eager to start ice fishing of the dangers of thin ice.

Jan. 1 traditionally marks the start of ice-fishing season in Maine.

Unusually warm weather has melted ice formed during a December cold snap.

Wardens say they’re seeing lots of open water and thin ice on ponds and lakes across Maine. Despite the thin ice, people are continuing to fish.

Sgt. Tim Spahr tells WCSH-TV that wardens are working with the Attorney General’s Office to find out whether any legal action can be taken when people venture onto ice that isn’t safe.