Join one of these fishing clinics that are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing!
Participants will learn about fishing regulations and techniques, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather (and walking on ice) as the program will take place outside. Consider bringing something warm to drink and a bucket or a chair to rest on, too. Programs last 2.5 to 3 hours. Registration is required for all programs.
For more information, call 802-265-2279 or email email@example.com. Location details will be given upon registering.
Introduction to Ice Fishing
Tuesday, February 18
Deweys Pond, Quechee, VT
Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Hartford Parks and Recreation are partnering to offer Introduction to Ice Fishing programs. Learn the basics of ice fishing including, safety, regulations, tip ups and more!
Introduction to Ice Fishing
Saturday, February 22
Lake Parran Access Area
Join us at Lake Parran Access Area to learn the basics of ice fishing! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring plenty of hot chocolate.
Targeting Walleye Through the Ice
Sunday, February 23
Lake Carmi State Park
Join us at Lake Carmi State Park to learn the basics of targeting walleye through the ice! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring plenty of hot chocolate.
Learn the basics of fly tying in this fun, hands-on course! Course topics will include terminology, tools and basic fly patterns. The four-week course will be held on evenings.
Participants are expected to attend all four evenings. There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials.
Castleton Course - Starts 2/24
Location: GMCC Kehoe, 636 Point of Pines Rd, Castleton, 05735 | map
Dates: Monday Evenings, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
This course is presented thanks to our partnership with the Green Mountain Fly Tyers.
Montpelier Course - Starts 3/10
Location: ANR Annex Building, 190 Junction Road, Berlin, VT 05620 | map
Dates: Tuesday Evenings, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
This course is presented thanks to our partnership with the Mad Dog Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
For more information call 802-265-2279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ice Fishing For Smelt
Thursday, February 27
Blush Hill Boat Launch, Waterbury, VT
Join us at Blush Hill on Waterbury Reservoir for an evening of learning about smelting! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather, and bring a headlamp and chair or bucket to sit on.
Targeting Lake Trout Through the Ice
Thursday, March 5
Caspian Lake, Greensboro, VT | map
This clinic focuses on ice fishing for lake trout, and is taught by both outreach and fisheries staff. Techniques will include jigging and setting tip-ups, but no ice fishing experience is necessary. All gear will be provided. Dress in warm clothes with good footwear and pack plenty of cocoa and food. Park at the Caspian Public Beach in Greensboro located across from the General Store.
Trolling for Trout and Salmon Following Ice Out
Saturday, March 14
Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Rd., Castleton, VT | map
Join us for an Introduction to trout and salmon trolling techniques following ice out. The course will cover a variety of topics including lures, rods, trolling techniques, and more. It will be taught in a classroom setting and notebooks are encouraged.