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Discover Ice Fishing Clinic at Mahoney State Park Canceled

LINCOLN – The Discover Ice Fishing clinic scheduled for Jan. 9 at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park has been canceled because of a lack of safe ice. The clinic will not be rescheduled.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission had scheduled the clinic for the park’s CenturyLink Lake, but the required six inches of ice thickness was not available as of Jan. 6.

Another free Discover Ice Fishing clinic is scheduled for Jan. 16 in Kearney. The Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a classroom clinic at Yanney Heritage Park’s Environmental Resource Center from 8 a.m. – noon. Following the classroom clinic will be an on-ice clinic from noon – 4 p.m. at Yanney Lake.

These clinics are designed to give families and ice anglers of all skill levels guidance on techniques, equipment, bait and safety. Loaner equipment will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Hot cocoa will be served.

Registration is requested for the classroom clinic. Email Harold Fankhauser at harold@nefga.org to sign up. Registration is not required for the on-ice clinic. All fishing regulations apply.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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