(Released: February 03, 2020 - Expired: February 08, 2020)
Division of Sport Fish
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Contact: Ryan Ragan, Program Coordinator
(Anchorage) - Anglers of all skill levels are encouraged to join the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), The Bait Shack, and the Alaska Sport Fishing Association from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Jewel Lake on Saturday, February 8, 2020, for the Jewel Lake Jamboree and Community Fishing Day.
Anglers may bring their own fishing gear if they have it, or may borrow equipment from ADF&G. Several hundred ice holes will be pre-drilled for the event, so bring your friends, family, and some warm clothing, and join us for a day of ice fishing.
“This event is a great opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to come out and go ice fishing,” said Ryan Ragan, Program Coordinator with the Division of Sport Fish. “We are excited to partner with The Bait Shack and the Alaska Sport Fishing Association to bring this community event together. The lake will have been stocked with around 5,000 fish and fishing should be good.”
The Jewel Lake Jamboree falls on the heels of a weeklong ice fishing event hosted by ADF&G that invites school age kids from both public and private schools to get out of the classroom and experience ice fishing. Over 2,500 local area students will have gone ice fishing at Jewel Lake prior to this event.
While the Jewel Lake Jamboree is free to the public, resident anglers who are 18 years of age or older and nonresident anglers who are 16 years of age or older will need a valid sport fishing license to fish. Anglers will be able to purchase a fishing license at the event. However, licenses can be purchased prior to the event through the ADF&G online store.
If you plan on retaining your catch, please bring a bag or cooler to bring it home. We will not have bags available.
For additional information, please contact the Sport Fish Information Center at (907) 267-2218.