Our Day Program – 2017 Schedule

Kids Day Program Ice FishingThe DGBFF Day Program is essentially a traveling ice house village. Consisting of 6-8 ice houses on any given day, our participants simply have to sign up and show up and enjoy the experience. The ice houses will be warm, the holes will be drilled, the gear/bait provided, and the lake scouted. All you have to do is reel in the fish.

Participants under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult for the day program.

What to Expect

The first thing to do when arriving to the day program is check in at the registration table. From there one of the Big Fish and Fry staff will take you on the lake to a fish house that is already set up. Our staff will explain the strategies being used, and assist to get everything set up. And then it’s time to catch some fish!

Some of the things you will experience…

  • Catching fish on poles
  • Catching fish on tip ups
  • Viewing fish on underwater cameras
  • Learning how to use fish finding sonar equipment
  • Learning to set up a portable ice house, drill holes, set up heater
  • Watching Scotty the Diver scuba dive underneath the ice

ice fishing day programWhat to Bring

While you are more than welcome to bring any of your own ice fishing gear, we will provide everything needed. However, it can get cold walking to and from the houses. This means the only thing you need to remember is to dress super warm! Don’t forget these key items:

  • Hat/Gloves
  • Jacket
  • Boots
  • Snowpants
  • Warm Socks
  • Camera

Schedule – Thursdays

Times available: 12pm-2pm // 2pm-4pm // 4pm-6pm
Participants are allowed to sign up for two hour intervals at a time.

February Dates/Locations

February 23rd – Lake Phalen in St. Paul

*Due to the warm weather, we regret to inform you we are cancelling our remaining Day Program dates for 2017.

Schedule – Saturdays & Sundays

Times available: 8am-10am // 10am-12pm // 12pm-2pm // 2pm-4pm // 4pm-6pm
Participants are allowed to sign up for two hour intervals at a time.

January Dates/Locations

Saturday, January 21st – Craguns Resort on Gull Lake
Sunday, January 22nd – Craguns Resort on Gull Lake
Saturday, January 28th – Lake Pokegama (Tioga Bay) in Grand Rapids
Sunday, January 29 – Split Hand Lake in Grand Rapids

February Dates/Locations

Saturday, February 4th – Holes for Heroes Ice Fishing Tournament on Medicine Lake
Saturday, February 11th – Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN
Sunday, February 12th – Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN
Saturday, February 18th – Camp Tanadoona on Minnewashta Lake
Sunday, February 19th – Camp Tanadoona on Minnewashta Lake
Saturday, February 25th – Duluth Area Lake
Sunday, February 26th – Lake Harriet

*Due to the warm weather, we regret to inform you we are cancelling our remaining Day Program dates for 2017.

Meet Scotty the Diver

On 8 of the 24 eligible day program days, we will have a gentleman by the name of Rod Nefzger (goes by Scotty) in attendance to do some scuba diving underneath the ice surface. Scotty will bring thrills to our participants by showing up on underwater cameras, and being able to point the cameras at different fish.

scotty the diver

Scotty the Diver