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Mark Beauchesne: 603-271-6355
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
December 29, 2010

Dave Genz and a panfish

Free ice fishing seminar on Wednesday, January 19:
The Modern Ice Fishing System with Dave Genz

CONCORD, N.H. -- Meet the "Father of Modern Ice Fishing" Dave Genz, at a free ice fishing seminar on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the State Police Standards and Training Building, 17 Institute Drive Concord, N.H. (watch for "ice fishing seminar" signs as you enter the N.H. Technical Institute campus).  No pre-registration required. For more information, contact Mark Beauchesne at 603-271-6355.

Dave Genz is legendary in the world of ice angling – an ice fishing expert who has taught techniques to thousands of anglers.  He is credited with many innovations in ice fishing, including the portable ice fishing shelter.  A native of Minnesota, Genz has become a big fan of New Hampshire’s ice fisheries.  This will be his fourth trip to fish in the Granite State. "The ice fishing is so good in New Hampshire, I just had to come back for more," Genz says.

At the free seminar, Genz will explain his "Modern Ice Fishing System" – strategies he developed to increase angler success on any species fished for through the ice. He will talk about many helpful tools and tactics, including the vital role electronics plays in modern ice fishing.  Most important -- getting the most out of your fish finder!  "Using the right equipment, you could double your success," says Genz.

Genz has been called "Mr. Blue Gill" for his love of this fighting panfish, but his seminar is wide-ranging.  From trout to crappies, Genz will take you through his jigging techniques and tactics. He will also discuss proper jig selection, tipping jigs with live bait or the exciting new soft plastics that are gaining in popularity with ice anglers.

"Fishing with Dave has helped me bring my ice fishing to a whole new level," says Mark Beauchesne, Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for Fish and Game and himself an avid ice angler.  "Spending time with him at this seminar is the next best thing to going fishing with Dave. With the big Meredith Rotary Derby just a few weeks away, this seminar will definitely help give you an edge."

See a video of Dave Genz and Mark Beauchense as they rediscover the thrill of ice fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee, along with other short, full-screen video stories on ice-fishing, on the Fish and Game website at

Buy your fishing license online, see the 2011 New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing Digest and find lots more information on fishing in New Hampshire at

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