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Ice Fishing: Panfish at Squam Lake Science Center
March 1, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Beneath the snow and ice is a wondrous world of peril: oxygen starts to deplete, food is scarce, and water temperature is barely above 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Join us in search of fish that remain active under these conditions. Try to entice fish to the end of your line using lures and jigging techniques that mimic their natural food. Learn about fish adaptations by observing fish colors, fins, and mouthparts. Whether you fish for food, as a social gathering, or to be out in the elements, ice fishing is a great activity to foster your love for nature.
All fishing instruction and equipment are provided at no extra cost. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 16 and up must have a current New Hampshire fishing license. Wear insulated snow boots with non-cotton socks. Wear many, many layers of clothing including non-cotton insulating base layers, a wind-proof outer layer, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and gloves. Bring an extra pair of gloves, snacks, a thermos with a hot beverage, and a camp chair. Fishing licenses may be purchased through New Hampshire Fish & Game, which helps conservation efforts in our state.
Cost: $15/member; $18/non-member
Advance registration is required by noon the day before the program. If minimum enrollment is not met, programs may be canceled. Walk-ins may be accommodated if space is available.