Ice Fishing School

Pike Pole Fishing offers an in-depth ice fishing school catered towards educating both beginners and novice anglers. If you are just starting to ice fish or if you are looking to expand your ice fishing knowledge, this full day, hands-on experience may be for you. Guests can book as individuals or as a group, making this a great option for bachelor/bachelorette parties or corporate events. 

Predetermined dates are scheduled January through February, or as ice conditions allow. Availability is limited to 12 people per class. Please see schedule below.

2018 / 2019 Ice Fishing School Schedule

January 12th, 2019

January 19th, 2019

February 16th, 2019

February 24th, 2019

What to Expect

We offer guests the opportunity to learn a variety of information related to ice fishing in a hand-ons teaching environment. This is perfect for those just getting into ice fishing or for those looking to expand their current knowledge. Our classes are held at a maximum group of 12 people, who will spend their time rotating through different skill stations operated by multiple guides. Stations include tip-up fishing, jigging, electronic and underwater camera use, and ice safety. Your guides can also discuss other topics including, seasonal fish behavior, weather pattern effects, and much more. It's important to note, while at these different stations, guests will not only learn tips and tactics, they will still be fishing. A hot lunch will also be provided.

We use Beaver Dam Ice Fishing products, including rods, rail style tip ups, and insulated plastic round tip ups. We also use Humminbird ice sonar units for teaching electronics and Aqua-Vu cameras for underwater viewing. For comfort on the ice, we have heated portable Eskimo shelters and aluminum Zero 4 Outdoors drop down shelters.

We focus on having fun, education, and providing an overall great fishing experience. We are also a big supporter of selective harvest, so after quickly getting some great photos, all large game fish are released unless they're mortally wounded during the catch. For guests wanting to keep fish, we recommend 1 eater sized walleye, 1 eater sized pike per person, and up to 10 pan fish per person.

What to Bring

All fishing equipment and bait is provided. We also provide a hot lunch for every guest. However, please ensure you bring these following items:

- Valid Wisconsin fishing license

- Licenses can be obtained online:
  Non Resident - "Click Here"
  Resident - "Click Here"

- Ice cleats for your boots

- Appropriate warm weather clothing

- Sunglasses 

- Snacks & Beverages

- Camera