The public response to Idaho Fish and Game’s “Take me Fishing” trailers has been so good that Fish and Game has scheduled a “Take Me ICE Fishing” event from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28, at Hauser Lake.
There will be free hot dogs and hot chocolate for all attending!
Stocked with fishing tackle, Idaho Fish and Game’s “Take Me Fishing” trailers travel to local waters across the state to promote fishing opportunities.
Wrapped with vibrant fish illustrations, they’re easy to recognize.
Twenty-eight events were held in the Idaho Panhandle during the months of May and June to get the spring fishing season off to a jump start. The response was so good, Fish and Game decided to host the ice-fishing event in January.
Fishing equipment and bait can be checked out for free during the event. IDFG employees, Cabela’s employees, and volunteers will use a handy-dandy gas powered ice auger to drill holes for everyone participating. Kootenai County Parks and Waterways will have the parking lot plowed and the newly installed restrooms available.
Reservations are not needed and equipment is checked out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants will not need a license to fish during the hours of the event, but all other rules, such as size and species limits, do apply. Idaho children 13 years old and under can always fish for free. These events give their parents, older siblings and friends the opportunity to try fishing without purchasing a license. Getting youths excited about fishing will help build a new generation of anglers.
The only thing kids and their parents need to do is show up!