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- Ice fishing is an amazingly fun activity when the cold months turn your favorite lakes into frozen shelves that stretch for miles. The only problem is staying warm long enough to find where the fish are biting. For that, you need to start thinking from the ground up, and that means insulating your feet. A good pair of boots, cleats, and socks can go a long way on ay ice-fishing adventure. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you search for ways to keep your ten little piggies warm, and a few products that might serve you well.
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