Introduction to Ice Fishing
Don’t let the winter doldrums keep you cooped up inside – Ice Fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors with family and friends, while getting some fresh air and exercise!
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection - Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) program is offering FREE ice fishing classes.
The CARE programs introductory ice fishing classes are held around the state and will teach you everything you need to know to start ice fishing. Topics discussed include – how to dress for the cold, ice safety, ice fishing equipment, what baits to use, what fish you will catch, how to drill a hole in the ice and use a tip-up and jig rod, and much more!
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.