Take Care Of Important Ice-Fishing Prep Now

By Jerry Kane

Anglers can learn the basics of ice-fishing or pick up a few new tips from experienced anglers at Discover Ice-Fishing clinics in January.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Youth Fishing Program will host three on-ice events and one classroom event.

From 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 13, the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a classroom clinic at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. This will feature presentations by some of Nebraska’s top ice fishermen. Seating is limited, so registration is requested. Visit the calendar event entry at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov to register. From 1-4 p.m. Jan. 13, anglers can head out to Skyview Lake in Norfolk to Discover Ice-Fishing with volunteer instructors helping you learn while on the ice (west park access of N. 25th Street).

The other on-ice events will be from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Lincoln’s Holmes Lake (located about mid-lake along the north shoreline drive), and 1-4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Omaha’s Flanagan Lake, 168th and Fort streets.

Limited loaner equipment will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bait and instruction will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

All fishing regulations and permit requirements apply.

A lack of safe ice will force the cancellation of the on-ice events.

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