The Division of Wildlife Resources will host the free clinic at Fish Lake on Feb. 8. The clinic begins at 8 a.m.

Fish Lake is east of Richfield. The clinic will be held on the south end of the lake. Easy-to-follow signs will direct you from a parking lot to the location on the lake where the event will be held.

Lynn Chamberlain, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR, says you can learn a variety of ice fishing skills at the clinic. The best tackle and bait to use, where and when to fish, how to stay safe on the ice, how to drill a hole in the ice, and how to catch lake trout and other species of fish are among the things you can learn.

"If you don't have your own ice fishing equipment," Chamberlain says, "no problem. Bait, tackle and fishing poles will be available for you to use."

In addition to learning the basics of ice fishing, you can also learn how to catch lake trout. "If you've never caught a lake trout through the ice," Chamberlain says, "make plans to attend the clinic. Biologists will be available to teach you how to catch these huge fish." Chamberlain says biologists will also be happy to visit with you about any management ideas you have for fishing waters in southern Utah. For more information, call the DWR's Southern Region office at 435-865-6100.