Bring The Kids To Milwaukee County Ponds To Learn To Ice Fish Feb. 17

Bring The Kids To Milwaukee County Ponds To Learn To Ice Fish Feb. 17

January 29, 2024

(ice fishing instruction will be provided by Milwaukee area fishing club members. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR)

Bring the kids out to one of five Milwaukee County parks for free ice fishing clinics on Saturday, Feb. 17. Clinics will begin every hour starting at 9 a.m., with the last clinic starting at 2 p.m.

These clinics are held in formally designated urban waters. The designation by state statute s. 29.053 (2) (a), Stats, means they are reserved for participants ages 15 and younger and people with specific disabilities.

An adult must accompany small children. Local fishing clubs will teach participants to ice fish and stay safe while enjoying the activity. You don't need to register; however, advance notice is needed to bring a group larger than 20.


  • Dress for the weather and attend your choice of clinics held at five park lagoons.
  • Free fishing instruction, including safety, knot tying, proper equipment and techniques.
  • Taught by local fishing clubs.
  • Fishing equipment is available, but please bring your own if possible.

Locations: Five Milwaukee county parks and club sponsors:

  • Scout Lake, 5902 W. Loomis Rd., Greendale - Walleyes Unlimited
  • Greenfield, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis - Milwaukee Great Lakes Sports Fishermen
  • McCarty, 8214 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis - Southside Sportsmen’s Club
  • Dineen, 6901 W. Vienna Ave., Milwaukee - Inner City Sportsmen Club
  • McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51st Blvd., Milwaukee - Midwest Crappie Hunters

For More Information visit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources