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66 Ice Fishermen Rescued in Wisconsin

They were stranded after massive crack opened up

(Newser) - More than 60 ice fishermen were rescued in Wisconsin Thursday just before a major storm hit the area. The Coast Guard says helicopters and other rescue assets were called in after the anglers became stranded on floes in Lake Michigan near Sturgeon Bay, NBC reports. "The ice had broken...

Fishing Hooks Cash-Strapped
 Fishing Hooks Cash-Strapped 

Fishing Hooks Cash-Strapped

Growing number of Americans going fishing as times get tougher

(Newser) - The floundering economy means boom times for America's angling industry, Reuters reports. Bait-shop owners say they've had one of the best winters in memory as layoffs and cutbacks give workers a lot more free time to fish. Families are finding a day fishing makes a good alternative to costlier outings—...

Fishermen Return to Thin Ice
 Fishermen Return to Thin Ice  

Fishermen Return to Thin Ice

Warnings averted a major tragedy

(Newser) - Hundreds of ice fisherman were already back on frozen sections of Lake Erie yesterday less than 24 hours after the rescue of 125 fishermen stranded on a drifting ice floe. Some headed to risky areas where currents can create dangerously thin ice, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Experts warned that...

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