Gathering Waters Scout Fishoree
What: Gathering Waters District, Ice Fishing Scout Fishoree
When: Saturday January 16, 2021 *Two sessions available, 9am-Noon and 1-4pm (limited to 50 youth each), registration deadline is Sunday, 1/10/21.Where: Asylum Point Park/Boat Landing area on Lake Winnebago/South Asylum Bay (3400 Sherman Rd in Oshkosh, just south of Neenah). This address will get you near the area, just look for the boat landing sign and Scout signage, which will be on the road directing you where to go.
Cost: $6.00 per youth, includes a patch for the event. Patches may not arrive before the event date but will be distributed to unit leaders as soon as they are received.
Fishing Licenses: January 16-17, 2021 is a free fishing weekend in Wisconsin. No fishing licenses will be required for youth or adults. All local and state fishing regulations will remain in force.
Items to bring: Appropriate clothing for an outdoor winter event, including boots, jacket, hat, and gloves. Ice fishing equipment / bait (if available). A limited amount of equipment and bait will be available but reserved for those new to this type of activity/experience. We will be drilling holes at least 6ft apart and following local COVID guidelines. If you’d like to bring your own ATV/UTV/snowmobile/portable ice shanty, that is acceptable. Please note, pulling of scouts in sleds behind these motorized vehicles will not be permitted during this event. Some warming areas will be available, but please dress for the conditions. Bring a folding chair or pad to sit on, while on the ice.
Ice Conditions: If there is no snow on the lake consider the use of ice cleats to walk on the ice, as it will be slippery. Click here to see Ice Cleat example
Things to do: We will have games to play while on the ice and hot chocolate will be available.
Instruction: We will be offering a short ice fishing instruction from a fishing professional! Greg Karch from Learn 2 Fish With Us, will be there to help our Scouts catch some fish! You can check out Greg’s website at this LINK. Door prizes from Learn 2 Fish With Us, will be given out to a few lucky winners! Please review this training video, before heading out on the ice. Visit this link, for video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc3Pz6nyDng&feature=youtu.beQuestions: Please contact the Chair for this event, BJ Dorschner at BJdorschner@yahoo.com or 920-213-2493, if you have questions.