A free youth ice fishing clinic is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 9 at Glasgow’s Home Run Pond.

The pond is located in Sullivan Park off the Fort Peck Highway on the east side of town. Holes will be drilled beforehand, and fishing rods, tackle and bait will be provided. Participants can bring their own gear if they want, but only one fishing rod per child can be used at a time.

Home Run Pond is officially designated as a state “Children’s Fishing Water,” so only youths 14 years old and under can fish there. Participants will be helped by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff and various volunteers. Parents are also welcome.

Because the Feb. 9 event is educational in nature, participants will be given a one-day exemption from needing a fishing license.

The clinic is co-sponsored by FWP, the Glasgow-Fort Peck Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited and the Glasgow Recreation Department. It will be cancelled if weather or ice conditions are deemed unsafe. For more information, please call 228-3700.

Image courtesy Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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