Keep Safety In Mind When Ice Fishing This Season in Columbia County | Regional news

“There’s ice there, but catching fish has been really slow,” Meenen said. “The weather was not good for fishing, but people caught some good fish. “

Most of the people who buy and buy gear at Tackle It have told Meenen they are heading north. Fishermen traveled locally to Silver Lake, made their way to Montello to Buffalo Lake, and hiked further north to Castle Rock Lake in Adams and Juneau counties.

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Joshua Capodarco is one of the advisers of the Portage FFA chapter, he is also a professor of agriculture. He said all people need to bring is a good attitude and warm clothes.

“Anyone can bring their own fishing gear, however, if they don’t, we have supplies to provide,” Capodarco said.

Members of the Portage ice fishing team will be on Silver Lake on January 15th to assist anglers of all skill levels. If you are a beginner, the ice fishing team will provide you with instructions.

The Portage Ice Fishing Team is a 62-member club run by Portage High School and funded by donations from the community, Capodarco said.

Portage FFA will be serving hot chocolate and snacks in the parking lot at Silver Lake Beach. The event is free and next weekend is a Free Fishing Weekend by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, so a fishing license is not required.