Ice fishing is a fun family activity in the winter months. Once there are six inches of ice or more, you can easily and safely move off-shore without a boat. Ice fishing may not be for everyone, but if you have ever driven by a Maine lake in the winter and have seen the “shantytown” out on the ice, you can tell people consider ice fishing to be a pretty “cool” sport. It’s a chance to spend quiet time outdoors with your family and friends. Remember to check the thickness of ice often and be safe.