Area anglers are reminded that the lake aeration system on Five Island Lake in Emmetsburg is now in operation. With the aeration system in operation, areas of open water and thin ice will be found on the lake.
The aeration system is operated each winter in order to create open water to lessen the likelihood of a fish kill during winter conditions.
All anglers and area residents are urged to use extreme caution when venturing out on the ice of Five Island Lake near the aeration system.
For more information on the aeration system, persons may contact Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Management Biologist Mike Hawkins at the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery, (712) 336-1840.