Vermont’s state-wide Free Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, Jan. 27.
Any angler may ice fish on any water body open to ice fishing statewide without a fishing license on Free Ice Fishing Day.
With the start of the new year, many Vermonters are preparing for one of the state’s most popular winter pastimes: ice fishing.
Even before stepping out onto the ice of Bryant Pond 30 minutes before dawn on New Year’s Day, I could tell it was going to be an unusual opening to Maine’s ice fishing season.
Residents and nonresident anglers may ice fish on any Vermont waterbody that is open to ice fishing without a fishing license on that day.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has scheduled a series of free ice fishing clinics for anyone who would like to learn about the latest proven ice fishing techniques
I don’t remember the exact year when I first drilled holes in the ice and set up tip-ups, beginning a longstanding tradition of ice fishing in Maine the first few days of every new year.
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