Meeting at Port 5, 69 Brewster St, Bridgeport CT, 7 PM, and the pizza will be hot.

Our speaker for January will be Tom Bourret, a Sr Fisheries Biologist at CT DEEP.  Tom is going to share lots of information on Ice Fishing, a program that he has helped to coordinate for the last 25 years in the C.A.R.E. Family Workshops (CT Aquatic Resources Education). He will cover ice fishing safety techniques, proper clothing and the gear that you will need.  And his tips will get you ready to set up on the ice.  There are 2 ice fishing events approaching: CARE Family Ice Fishing Derby, January 30th, on Coventry Lake; and No Child Left Inside Winter Festival, February 6, on Black Rock Pond.

Tom is a native of CT and has worked for DEEP since 1984.  He has been involved in many of the projects such as Bantam Lake pike capture and spawning, Kokanee Salmon capture and spawning, electrofishing on the rivers, streams and in lakes, creel surveys on the Farmington, Housatonic, and 4 Northwestern lakes to name a few of his many projects.

Bring your questions on gear and techniques! Bring the kids too, if you want them to learn the right way to think about Ice Fishing!

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