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Discover Ice Fishing clinics scheduled in January

LINCOLN – Learn the basics of ice fishing or pick up a few new tips at three free Discover Ice Fishing clinics in January.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host a clinic Jan. 14 at Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area (west boat ramp) from 1 – 4 p.m. On Jan. 21, the Nebraska Fish and Game Association will host a classroom clinic at Yanney Heritage Park’s Environmental Resource Center in Kearney from 8 a.m. – noon. This clinic will feature presentations by some of Nebraska’s top ice fishermen. An on-ice clinic will follow from 1 – 4 p.m. at Yanney Lake.

Registration is requested for the classroom clinic. Email Harold Fankhauser at harold@nefga.org to sign up. Registration is not required for the other clinics. Those who register for the classroom clinic by 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 will be entered in a drawing for a new ice auger.

Equipment and bait will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Families and ice anglers of all skill levels can receive guidance on techniques, equipment, bait and safety. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Hot cocoa will be served.

A park entry permit is required at Lake Wanahoo, which is located north of Wahoo. 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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