The Old Fort community fishing ponds are officially closed to the public. “They capped over with layers of ice and are currently unsafe for the public,” shares DWR Conservation Outreach Manager Tonya Kieffer-Selby. The fishing ponds have been a popular stop since their opening. The DWR and local law enforcement used the location to host their very first ‘Badges & Bobbers’ event last June where local officers fished with local special needs adults and children. The ponds will reopen again in the spring of 2020 when the ice has thawed and is again safe.