Tune up your Ice Fishing at these Free Talks in January

CONCORD, N.H. — Improve your ice fishing skills by taking advantage of two free ice fishing seminars presented this January at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. No pre-registration is necessary. Talks begin at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Catching White Perch and Lake Trout through the Ice — Wednesday, January 4:
Presenter Tim Moore will cover the tools and techniques he uses to catch white perch and lake trout through the ice. He will discuss the equipment he uses, where he finds these fish, and angling techniques he prefers.

“White perch are fun to catch, but I know how it feels to struggle catching them. Hopefully, I can share some information and help other anglers turn the corner on these unique fish,” says Moore. This seminar will have a strong emphasis on white perch, but lake trout can often be caught in the same or similar areas, so Moore will talk about them, as well.

Tim Moore is a full-time New Hampshire fishing guide, outdoor writer, and the producer of Tim Moore Outdoors TV. During the winter months, he guides hundreds of ice anglers from across the country in pursuit of giant white perch and lake trout, and travels the country giving seminars at shows and fishing clubs. He has been featured on television shows such as Fish and Game’s New Hampshire’s Wildside TV, Field & Stream’s Hook Shots, and Across the Ice Belt with Ice Team on FSN (Fox Sports Network).

Ice Fishing for Lake Trout and Cusk — Wednesday, January 11:
Join Scott Jackson for an evening of fast-paced learning in which you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to catch lunker lakers and cusk! You’ll have a chance to learn the fundamentals of lake trout and cusk habits and habitat, finding the fish, selecting equipment, using underwater cameras, fine-tuning your tip-ups, selecting bait and lures, and creating bobhouse comfort, as well as getting some delicious lake trout and cusk recipes. Whether you are new to ice fishing or have fished for years, this seminar will give you several tips to put cusk in your chowder and lake trout on your grill.

Scott Jackson is the owner of the NH Outdoor Learning Center. Jackson is a veteran bush pilot, Registered Maine Guide and Licensed New Hampshire Guide with over 30 years of ice fishing experience in Maine, New Hampshire and Alaska. He and his wife Barb began the New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center in 2010 and since then have helped hundreds of men and women, with all levels of experience, develop or advance their outdoor skills through individual classes. Visit www.NHoutdoorLearning.com.