Created: 12/07/2013 10:01 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says this is the best start to a winter recreation season we've seen since 2010, but that doesn't mean it's the season for ice fishing just yet.
The ice is not thick enough on Minnesota lakes for ice fishing and people walking on the frozen water.
The DNR clear ice thickness recommendations are four inches for walking and five inches for a snowmobile or ATV. The DNR also recommends eight to 12 inches for a car and 12 to 15 inches for a medium-sized truck.
KSTP spoke to an anglar Friday who said he measured the ice and it was about five inches thick, but not in all places. He heard the ice cracking under his feet.