(Released: January 03, 2018)

Division of Sport Fish
Tom Brookover, Director
Anchorage Headquarters Office
333 Raspberry Road
Anchorage, AK 99518

Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Sam Cotten, Commissioner
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, AK 99811-5526

Contact: Kali Hulquist, Southcentral Region Information Officer
(907) 267-2219

Under Ice: An Introduction to Ice Fishing

(Anchorage) - Don’t “trout” yourself; winter is the perfect time to go fishing. Beat the winter blues and get outside. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) staff is hosting a basic introductory seminar on ice fishing at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (WJHSFH) on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This seminar is being held in the WJHSFH conference room which is located at 941 North Reeve Boulevard, Anchorage.

This is a free event for all angler levels who are interested in learning about various ice fishing equipment including ice augers, ice fishing rods, tip ups, how to use electronics, and various types of tackle and bait. Anglers will also learn about ice safety, different destinations and strategies, and how timing plays a part in catching different species of fish. 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 ADF&G Anchorage office at (907) 267-2218.