What: A “no cost” opportunity to learn all about ice fishing— how to dress, the equipment used, the techniques employed, the various baits, how and where to drill holes, etc. Everything you need to know and have to have a great time on the ice! Plus, some games to keep the little people engaged.
Where: On the ice of Long Lake directly off Kent’s Landing, Naples. Look for the Veterans’ Ice Hut with the American flag.
When: Sunday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the event of bad weather, the event will be held Feb. 13.
Who: Naples Recreation Department—Sebago Lake Anglers’ Association and the American Legion Posts 148 and 155 are hosting the event.
Where do I park? Parking free of charge in either the Kent’s Landing parking lot or down off the boat ramp to the left on the beach where the snow has been plowed.
What should I bring? Dress warmly with good snow boots. Ice grippers with aggressive cleats recommended. Good gloves and hats and a scarf for wind. If you own your own ice fishing gear, feel free to bring it or you can use ours. A lawn or camping chair if you dislike standing for longer periods. This event is designed for folks new to the sport, but veteran fishermen and women are welcomed, particularly kids and veterans. Warming hut available; fire rings outside hut.
What’s to eat? We will be serving Hot Tea and Coffee, Hot Chocolate and donuts from the Village Donut Shop and Bakery from 9-noon; then Hot Dogs and Buns, condiments, bags of assorted chips, hot baked beans, corn chowder, soda and water, homemade cookies, brownies, and a sheet cake.
What will it cost me? Nothing! Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Who do I call for more information? Bob Chapin at 571-217-1700 or 207--655-1028. <