Oneida County 4-H, in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Free Fishing Weekend, is hosting “Ice Fishing is Fun!” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, on Lake Julia in Rhinelander. This is a free event for youth in grades 3-13, to learn basic ice fishing skills from certified 4-H leaders. Youth will have the opportunity to gain real ice fishing experience with tip-ups and jig poles, bait, and a chance to see first-hand how much fun this Northwoods winter sport can be. Equipment and bait will be available for those who need it.
This event is free of charge and open to all youth, whether or not they are enrolled in the 4-H program. Youth and adults do not need a fishing license to participate, as this event is held during Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend.
Pre-registration is requested by Wednesday, Jan. 13, online at fyi.uwex.edu/oneidacounty4h or by calling 715-365-2750. Participants should meet at the Lake Julia boat landing, located off Timber Lodge Road in Rhinelander. Read below for directions.
Directions: Near the intersection of Hwy 17 S and Highway 8 (near former Quality Collision Center building), travel south onto Boyce Drive South, and then turn left (southeast) onto Timber Lodge Road. The boat landing is located off of Timber Lodge Road.
Lake Julia is a 241 acre lake located in Oneida County. According to the Wisconsin DNR, the lake has a maximum depth of 19 feet. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water is moderately clear.