David Lorring, left, helps Moriah Hodges, right, reel in her fish at Sport Lake in Soldotna as part of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s “Salmon in the Classroom” ice fishing educational program on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

David Lorring, left, helps Moriah Hodges, right, reel in her fish at Sport Lake in Soldotna as part of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s “Salmon in the Classroom” ice fishing educational program on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Fish education on ice

Nearly 700 local elementary school students are going to be out fishing next week in Soldotna and Homer.

Students will be fishing at Sport Lake in Soldotna on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at the Homer Reservoir in Homer on Thursday as part of “Salmon in the Classroom,” hosted by Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Sport Fish Aquatic Education Program.

A release from the division says that around 675 students are registered to attend, across a series of roughly 90 minute sessions on the three days.

During the event, students will be taught ethical angling practices, the release says. These include proper harvest and catch-and-release technique, bag limits and other regulations specific to the lakes at which they are fishing. They will also learn how to safely use gear and navigate the ice.

At Sport Lake, students will be fishing for rainbow trout and salmon that are stocked annually by the department. At the Homer Reservoir, students will be fishing for naturally occurring Dolly Varden.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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