Fish & Wildlife offers ice fishing clinics – WPTZ

It’s fun, safe and satisfying to the tummy – the Fish & Wildlife Dept. is offering free clinics for people who want to learn more about ice fishing on frozen Vermont waters.

"Fisheries biologist Shawn Good says ice fishing is a fun, social, family-oriented activity and almost anyone can walk out on a frozen lake or pond and fish through the ice. Good says its normal for new anglers to worry about venturing onto the ice. He says a minimum of three to four inches of clear black ice is safe to walk on. Anyone who is unsure about ice thickness should call their local bait and tackle shop and go where others have been fishing.

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