Jack Hernandez Sportfish Hatchery Hosts Ice Fishing Seminar

The following press release is courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

(Anchorage) -With many cold months ahead of us, it’s time to sharpen your ice fishing skills! Already know the basics of ice fishing and ready to learn how to use more advanced equipment? Join Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) staff at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (WJHSFH) on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an intermediate ice fishing seminar! This seminar will be held in the WJHSFH conference room, located at 941 North Reeve Boulevard, Anchorage.

This seminar is a follow up to our November introduction to ice fishing seminar. This is a free event for all angler levels who are interested in learning about ice fishing equipment that diehard anglers typical use such as depth sounders, underwater video cameras, augers, tents, and various types of tackle and bait. Anglers will also learn about ice safety, how to read a bathymetric map to find the best spot to target different fish species, and exactly what to use for the species you’re targeting. We will highlight some lakes in Southcentral Alaska that hold stocked fish as well as burbot, lake trout, and northern pike. ADF&G staff will also discuss the current ice fishing regulations.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited, so sign up early! To register please contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.

For those anglers who are interested in fishing but aren’t quite ready to commit to the required fishing equipment, the ADF&G offers a free rod loaner program throughout the year. During the winter, anglers can borrow ice fishing rods, manual ice augers, buckets, and scoops. For more information, please contact the Anchorage Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.