With temperatures plummeting, I am starting to notice a thin layer of ice forming on certain western Montana bodies of water. This has many people holding their breath in hopes we don’t get more 60 degree temperatures until spring. Hopefully the temps stay cold and we find that Mother Nature actually wants to see us out ice fishing. For those women who might be interested in ice fishing, but maybe you would feel more comfortable learning about it from experienced ice anglers, check out this awesome ice fishing class just for women coming up next month at Seeley Lake! A friend of mine is one of the instructors, and he looks forward to this class more than any other ice fishing event. If you already know everything there is to know about ice fishing, it’s still worth it! Don’t even worry about your fishing license for these days, and there is loaner ice fishing equipment available. The worst that will happen is you have a lot of a fun and learn something new–oh, and meet some new ice fishing friends! Here’s the info:
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsoring an ice fishing class January 20-22 in Seeley Lake.
This class is for beginning or intermediate female anglers who want to learn the basics or improve their fishing skills. Participants must attend the evening class on Friday, Jan. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Center.
Fishing on the ice will take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22, beginning at 8 a.m., at locations near Seeley Lake. The class fee is $25 and includes lunch on Saturday.
Participants do not need a fishing license as this class has been issued a license exemption. Loaner ice fishing equipment is also available.
For more information about the class, contact Kim Driscoll at 406-529-2763 or email Kim at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms are available at the Region 2 FWP office or on the FWP web site at fwp.mt.gov under Becoming an Outdoors-Woman.
For information about the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program contact Liz Lodman at 406-444-9940; or email Liz Lodman at:email@example.com
(via MT FWP)