Pack your patience for a day of ice fishing in the Anchorage community

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - This weekend on Saturday, bundle up, grab the family and an ice fishing rod if you have one and head to Jewel Lake for the Department of Fish and Game's Community Day of Fishing.

Students ice fishing as part of the Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish's Jewel Lake Ice Fishing with the Kids event.

Staff stocked about 6,000 catchable king salmon in the lake. If you don't have gear, they'll have some on location to borrow. It's free and open to the public.

"In the winter time most of the oxygen is up towards the surface, so you don't want to try and fish too deep. The fish are going to be up a lot higher towards the surface so you want to vary it up a little big change your depth move around a little," said Phillip Stacey with the Department of Fish and Game.

Anyone 18 and older and non-residents 16 and older must have a valid sport fishing.

People will also be able to purchase a fishing license at the event. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

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