Learn more about ice fishing, darkhouse spearing in upcoming webinars – Echo Press

Learn more about ice fishing, darkhouse spearing in upcoming webinars – Echo Press

An ice fishing for panfish webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 12, at noon. Scott Mackenthun, a DNR area fisheries supervisor, will discuss tips and techniques anglers can use to have fun catching sunfish, crappie and perch.

According to a press release from the Minnesota DNR, a darkhouse spearing webinar will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, at noon. James Burnham, DNR hunter and angler recruitment, retention and reactivation coordinator, and Amanda Johnson with the Minnesota Darkhouse and Angling Association, will discuss the practice of using decoys lowered through a large hole in the ice to lure a northern pike close enough to harvest the pike using a spear. Unlike most ice fishing houses, darkhouses do not have windows or the windows are covered to seal out light to both make the fish and lake bottom more visible and keep the fish from seeing the person fishing.

The free webinars are part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series, which aims to give participants quick, relevant information on upcoming seasons and events, and skills to help enjoy these opportunities. Registration is required. More information, including how to register, is available on the DNR outdoor skills and stewardship page (dnr.state.mn.us/fishwildlife/outreach).

Source: https://www.echopress.com/community/press-releases/7345146-Learn-more-about-ice-fishing-darkhouse-spearing-in-upcoming-webinars

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