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Vermont Fish & Wildlife offers series of free fishing clinics

Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.—CASTLETON—The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will be hosting a series of free fishing clinics this spring and summer, including four specialized courses focused on specific tactics and species of fish.
“We’re excited to offer these targeted fishing clinics to the angling public this year,” said Corey Hart, Let’s Go Fishing coordinator with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “The clinics are structured very similar to our basics of fishing courses, but will dig deeper into specific techniques, equipment and strategies used to pursue certain species of fish.”
The four clinics currently scheduled, which are free and open to the public, include:
Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-Core Line: Clinic Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Camp Kehoe in Castleton. This lecture-based course will explore basic lead-core line fishing techniques including how, where and when it is used, and how to implement it from various boating platforms.
Introduction to Bass Fishing: Clinic Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Halfmoon State Park in Hubbardton. This course will focus on targeting bass with artificial lures and determining what lures to use at different times and in varying situations.
Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment: Clinic Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Waterbury Public Library and on the Winooski River, both in Waterbury.
Introduction to Fly Fishing: Clinic Saturday, July 8, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Ed Weed Fish Hatchery in Grand Isle.
The clinics will be taught by staff from Vermont Fish & Wildlife as well as certified Let’s Go Fishing program instructors. Loaner equipment is available upon request, or participants may bring their own gear. Participants are also encouraged to bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately based on the weather.
Preregistration for each of the clinics is required and can be completed by emailing [email protected] or calling 802-265-2279.

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