Bobhouses beached

These bobhouses, seen Tuesday, have yet to be moved back out onto Wilson Pond in North Swanzey as there is still open water on the pond. The seven-day forecast doesn’t offer a lot of promise for the kind of cold that is needed to thicken the ice so that fishermen can move their bobhouses back on the water. Even a bobhouse left on the lake could weaken the ice it’s on. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory recommends a minimum of 6 inches of ice for foot travel and 8 to 10 inches of hard ice for all-terrain vehicles or snow machines.