Solon Springs Students Learn to Ice Fish

Winter Tradition Kicks off on St. Croix Lake

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It was a day of hook, line and sinker for Solon Springs Elementary students.

“We’re ice fishing on Lake St. Croix and there’s lots of kids here,” Solon Springs Elementary student Isabel Molina said.

More than 100 students were on Palmer Landing.

“We have everyone in the first through sixth grade,” Solon Springs Elementary Teacher Support Julie Fromm said.

“When we first got here actually there was a tip up,” said Molina. “Then we were like oh no because we just got here.”

No books or notepads, just tip ups and jigging.

“Over there we probably caught one of the biggest today, it was pretty big,” said Molina.

The scholars are got a different kind of education.

“I did, I did learn something,” said Molina.

They learned how to catch northern pike, which equipment to use and how to be safe while enjoying the outdoors.

“We want them to appreciate the natural resources that are really literally blocks from our school,” said Fromm.

This year Solon Springs Elementary formed an outdoor education committee.

“Our goal is to get children outside to experience the outdoors and learn new skills such as ice fishing,” said Fromm.

The kids do not get to take the fish home, but they did walk away with technique and an experience.

“There’s lots of fish out here,” said Molina. “Ready to catch so more.”

This is the first year the school put on the event.

They’re hoping to host it again next year.

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