The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) will host a free ice fishing clinic in Monticello on Saturday, February 23. It begins at 10 a.m. on the ice at Loyds Lake.
Those who attend will learn about staying safe and comfortable on the ice, gear and bait that work best for ice fishing, and how and where to drill a hole.
After teaching the basics, clinic instructors will share advanced tips and tricks for some of the best ice fishing destinations in southeastern Utah. They will also drill holes in the ice, so you can put these skills to use.
The event is free, but a fishing license is required for participants 12 years of age and older. You can purchase one at a regional DWR office, online at wildlife.utah.gov, or at most sporting goods stores.
Bring whatever fishing equipment you have and instructors will show you how to use it to catch fish through the ice.
If you don’t have your own equipment, no problem – the DWR will loan you the gear you need.
Walt Maldonado, southeastern Utah DWR Wildlife Recreation Specialist, says the clinic is for everyone, regardless of age or experience.
“If you’ve never been ice fishing, this clinic will give you the confidence you need to get started with a hobby you’ll look forward to every winter,” Maldonado said.
Visit https://goo.gl/Xg5HtF to register for the clinic.
If you have questions, contact Walt Maldonado at 435-820-8147.