World competitive ice angler visits Horseheads


Kids in Horseheads learned about ice fishing Friday morning from a competitive tournament angler.

Team USA angler Ben Blegen stopped by Horseheads Intermediate to introduce kids to the sport.

Blegen is in town for the Southern Tier Outdoors Show where he’ll be leading the mini-ice camp for kids this weekend.

He taught students about different kinds of bait, techniques, and ice safety.

“If the kids are going to be out there you can’t stress that enough so that’s one of my main purposes when the kids get out there,” said Blegen.  “Give them some tools, second of all is the ability to quickly catch fish, when you’re out there catching fish, you’re having a lot of fun.”

The Southern Tier Outdoors Show will be in Bath at the Stueben County Fairgrounds this weekend.

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