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Voyageurs National Park Presents MinnAqua Ice Fishing

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Date: January 17, 2011
Contact: Megan Wilkins, 218-875-2111

Join Nadine Meyer and try one of Minnesota’s favorite winter pastimes: ice fishing. Starting inside the visitor center, families will learn about fish in the winter and winter safety through hands-on activities. Participants will also make their own jiggle sticks to use and take home.

Dress warmly and wear appropriate foot gear for the outdoors. All participants will be able to fish without a fishing license for this catch and release activity. Bait and tackle will be provided.

Meet at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Sunday, January 30, 2011. The program runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is recommended for all ages.

MinnAqua is an aquatic education program for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that combines lessons on sport fishing with information on ecology, resource management, and conservation.

This program is sponsored by Voyageurs National Park Association. No fee or registration is required to attend.

Visitors are encouraged to come early to browse through the museum, check out the winter displays in the interactive area, and go snowshoeing or skiing.

Did You Know?

Park volunteer, Ida Mainville steers a canoe full of modern-day voyageurs.

You can see the park just as the voyageurs did over 200 years ago. Each summer the park offers guided trips aboard a 26-foot North Canoe.