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This female springer/lab was found running on less than an inch of ice on Duck Lake last year at this time. Fortunately, with the help of Headwater's Humane Society, "Surely" found a new home. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Dock Talk: Staying safe during 'tween' time

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As small lakes begin to freeze, with larger bodies of water soon to follow, anglers are preparing for "tween" time.

No, this isn't a reference to kids who are preadolescent and between middle childhood and adolesence but rather the time 'tween open water fishing and ice fishing.


For some anglers, the period proves very difficult while others sneak in one last, chilly open water trip.

However, open water is hardly what eager iceaholics desire.

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