Fishing doesn't stop when the snow starts to fly! Many people actually prefer fishing as you can get just about anywhere on the lake during ice fishing season, something you can’t do without a boat the rest of the year. Virtually every fish that’s available to anglers in the summer can be caught through the ice – some are even caught more frequently in the winter.
Events and Activities
- Winter Free Fishing Weekend
All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and recreation areas during the weekend. Special events will be held around the state.
- Mitchell State Park - Hard Water School (Ice Fishing Class), Feb. 23-24
This class will cover everything from how to set up equipment and how and where to fish to ice safety and rules and regulations. The main focus will be techniques for panfish, walleye and pike.
- Canceled - Rifle River Recreation Area - Winterfest
This program is canceled.