Fri, Jan 16, 2015 - Sun, Jan 18, 2015
Mercer Chamber of Commerce
We invite you to join us. We can teach you everything you need to know to learn to Ice Fish. No prior fishing experience is required. We teach you how to stay warm, how to use all the latest equipment, including ice augers, pop up shacks, heaters camera, and electronic units. We will teach fishing techniques, how to find fish. and most importantly, how to stay safe on the ice.
We use top of the line equipment from Clam, the largest Ice Fishing Company in the world. We have several styles of Ice Shacks, rod and reel combos and the latest in tackle developments. In addition to the advancements in clothing and shack’s, jigs and spoons have also been refined with subtle details that make them irresistible to fish. I met with Dave Genz, known as the Father of modern Ice Fishing, and learned some new techniques to share with you. People who register for this class, will receive a discount on Clam merchandise.
We have an entire weekend of activities planned. We start on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. We delayed the start this year to allow time for people to drive in that morning. We also found that the crappie bite really turns on, right before dark, so we want to be in place to partake in the hot bite action. Big Pike are also caught on this lake.
We have several experienced members of WI Women Fish that assist in teaching this class. In addition to learning new skills, you will be able to get to know other club members. Take a look at the schedule and see what we have to offer. We also have a limited amount of discounted lodging available. You will receive lodging information after you register for the class.
Saturday January 17th 10 a.m. – Class starts inside.
12 p.m. – Hot lunch is served, included with class fee.
12:30 – Hit the Ice
6:00 p.m. Class ends and we prepare the gear for the next days outing.
7:00 p.m. Dinner and music served at Oxford Pub and Grub. ( included )
Sunday – January 18th 7 a.m. – Early crew arrives at Castle Rock late.
8 a.m. – Day of Ice Fishing begins. All equipment is provided. Monday –
January 19th Optional Ice Fishing bonus day. Location to be determined.
To register for the event click here. REGISTER HERE. There are a limited number of spots available. This class usually sells out fast and there are people waiting to register. Cost of the event is $100. Event includes a goodie bag, ice fishing class on and off the ice, lunch ( bring your own drinks) , dinner and entertainment. Day two, guided ice fishing outing with all gear supplied. ( Bring your own drinks and lunch) Day three, optional guided outing. Tell me where else in the universe, you can get a Fishing class, lunch, dinner, music, and two days of guides Ice fishing for $100. If you find it let me know, because I will sign up.
We are able to offer this because of great sponsors like Clam, who are committed to getting more women on the ice. We have a group of rooms reserved at the Adams Inn. Tell them you are with WI Women Fish to get there group rate. You must me a member of WI Women Fish to attend. There is an option to purchase your membership when signing up for the class. All new members must complete the membership form and liability waiver. Hope to see you on the ice.