FRABILL’S COMMITMENT TO ICE SAFETY

Safety is at the core of every product we develop. We advocate all ice anglers be informed of appropriate safety procedures and equipped with essential life-saving gear. This will ensure that we’re all around to enjoy the sport for years to come.

ICE SAFETY

General Ice Safety Guidelines ( FOR NEW, CLEAR ICE ONLY )
2" or Less STAY OFF!
4" ICE Fishing or other Activities on Foot
5" Snowmobile or ATV
9" to 12" Car or Small Pickup
12" to 15" Medium Truck
 
Self Rescue If you break through the Ice:
  1. Turn in the water towards the direction you came from
  2. Dig the points of your ice picks into the ice and while vigorously kicking your feet, pull yourself onto the surface by sliding forward onto the ice
  3. Roll away from the area of weak ice. This will distribute your weight to help avoid breaking through again
  4. Get to shelter, heat, and warm dry clothing immediately
 
Always Carry Ice Picks With You
Frabill

This Ice Safety Guide is featured on the inside panel of every I-Series Jacket and Bib to remind anglers to follow ice safety guidelines.

  • 1. PROPER PLANNING

    Safety starts before you ever trek out on the ice. Always pay attention to ice conditions and never attempt to venture out on ice less than 2” thick.

  • 2. CARRY YOUR PICKS

    Ice fishing fatalities are not typically the result of falling through the ice, but being unable to climb back onto it. Your best precaution is to always carry ice picks. If you fall through the ice, immediately turn toward the direction from which you entered and use your ice picks to pull yourself out of the water while vigorously kicking your feet.

  • 3. SUIT UP FOR SAFETY

    Select an ice suit that won’t hold in water weight. All Frabill I-Series Suits feature specially designed mesh drainage areas that allow water to flow rapidly out of the suit, expelling the additional weight of the water should you need to pull yourself to safety.