How about some ice fishing FAQs as we head into the stiff water season here in the North? These are the top questions asked on my Website year after year…* How many tip ups or rods can we use on the ice at one time? State rules apply and that means no more than 3 hooks, baits or lures at a time. * Do I need a permit or license for my ice shack? No, unless you leave the structure on the ice for the season then you need your name and address on the outside. * Can I lock the door on my ice shelter? Yes, but only when you're not in it. If you're fishing it must be left unlocked. * How big a hole can I make? No larger than 12" is regulation. And if you want to learn a lot more about the sport, join us next month in Rhinelander for the NAIFC national Ice Fishing championships December 18th and 19th. Check out naifc-dot-com for more information. Finally a reminder to check the ice conditions any time you venture out but especially early in the season. First ice is a great time to fish but it's also the most dangerous. Stay safe.