Ice Fishing at Barney's Pond- Lincoln, RI

Colder temperatures doesn't mean you need to hibernate indoors until the Spring.  Aside from just snowboarding and skiing, there are a ton of other activities to take advantage of during the winter. One of our favorite being ice fishing.

Ice fishing is a fun sport, but there are some safety precautions to take before getting on the ice.  A few important tips to remember-

(1)  Do not fish alone
(2)  Wait for long cold spell in weather
(3)  Test the ice
(4)  Dress in layers
(5)  Never be the first person on the ice

If this is your first time ice fishing, Click Here for more tips and videos on ice fishing safety.


Matt grew up in Lincoln, Rhode Island which is less than an hour south of Boston.  His hometown has a small body of water called Barney's Pond, which stretches across 25 acres and runs about a half mile long.  The pond attracts local fishermen year-round with its wide variety of species.

Following a week long cold spell, we made the trip down to Rhode Island for some pond hockey and ice fishing with a small group of friends.  When we arrived there were already several people ice fishing on the pond.  Using the auger to test the frozen depth of the pond, we drilled through about 6 inches of ice.    



Ice Fishing at Barney's Pond

Barney's Pond has a number of different fish including sunfish, large mouth bass, pickerel, calico bass, white perch, yellow perch and others.  Larger fish like salmon and northern pike, can be found inhabiting some of the surrounding waters in Rhode Island.  Although most of the day was spent playing pond hockey, we did catch pickerel later in the afternoon.  Luckily we even got an awesome sunset, to cap off a great day on the ice at Barney's Pond.




Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering                                                      

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