Only in Eagle River, Wisconsin could students go ice fishing as a part of their physical education.
The Northland Pines High School students go ice fishing for gym class, and get real life experience coupled with class credit.
For ten years now, the the Eagle River Guides Association hosted classes for students to go ice fishing and its volunteers give the young anglers tips.
Northland Pines teacher Josh Rhode, told reporters, “It’s guys like Yukon Jack (a local legendary guide) and all these guides that come out. They donate their time because they’re fishing enthusiasts.”
The students go ice fishing on Silver Lake and learn how to set tip ups, what baits to use, and what to do when they get a bite. Emily Saltenberger, a Northland Pines student, told reporters,
It’s fun to be out with my classmates, and the guides give really good tips.