LACONIA — On Wednesday, January 15 Adrian Lavoie of YOAdrien Charters will present a seminar on ice-fishing for lake trout and white perch by jigging and tip-up fishing. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord.
Lavoie is entering his tenth year of professional guiding on New Hampshire lakes. He will de-mystify the new gear that's available to make ice fishing more comfortable and productive. His business, YOAdrien Charters, is a year-round guide service for anglers on lakes throughout New Hampshire, concentrating on the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. During the winter months, Lavoie targets lake trout and white perch by jigging and tip-up fishing. He catches lots of other species through the ice, too, including rainbow trout, pickerel, crappie and bass. At this talk, you'll learn what a guided ice fishing trip is all about, plus get tips for your own winter ice fishing adventures.
On Wednesday, January 22, Tim Moore, a licensed NH fishing guide and owner of Tim Moore Outdoors, will talk about the tools, tactics, and techniques that he uses to pull hundreds of fish through the ice every winter. Moore has ice fished in New Hampshire for more than thirty years and has been featured on NH's Wildside TV and NH Chronicle. He is an Ice Team Pro, as well as a member of Clam Outdoors, Vexilar, Maki Plastics and Oozie Jig Pro Staffs.
At his seminar, Moore will discuss why having the right gear can increase the number of fish you catch. Learn how to choose the portable shelter that best fits your style of fishing; discover tactics for catching fish all day; and explore some of the tackle you can use to catch everything from panfish to lake trout. Moore spends much of his ice fishing time on Lake Winnipesaukee.
"It's a big lake with a ton of diversity. I can spend the morning fishing for lake trout, then switch to chasing crappie, sunfish or perch in minutes," Moore says. "If you are new to ice fishing, or new to the big lake, this talk is for you."
For more information on the winter outdoor adventure talks, contact Mark Beauchesne, marketing and promotions coordinator for N.H. Fish and Game, at 603-271-6355.