Never been icefishing, but wanted to learn how? Want to add fresh, locally caught lake whitefish to your diet? Come to our event, and do both!
Abundant and delicious, lake whitefish are one of the Yukon’s most overlooked sustainable food source. With the right gear, and a little know-how, icefishing is the perfect way to catch these fish, and with a frozen lake at your disposal, there’s room for friends to enjoy fishing together. Join YuKonstruct, Environment Yukon, and Fish on Yukon at Little Atlin Lake to learn more about the what, where and how of icefishing for lake whitefish, and try persuading one to accompany you home for supper.
Fisheries Office Aaron Foos will be available to help set up your gear – learn how to tie some basic fishing knots, put a swivel into your line, and secure your fishing gear.
Sign up for a children’s craft activity with YuKonstruct!
Kids can make a toy fishing rod and whitefish.
Registration required to learn to tie whitefish flies with Conservation Officer Aaron Koss-Young- limited spots available!
Dress suitably for the weather, and bring your own lunch, something to sit on (a bucket or camp chair). A thermarest or foam camping mattress is also recommended. Bring your own icefishing rod and tackle. Some icefishing necessities (auger, ice scoop, etc.) will be available.
All anglers require Yukon Angling Licences – get yours online