Cold Ice, Hot Fishing

There’s no need to stay indoors once the cold hits. The Division of Wildlife Resources urges all to get out and enjoy the great outdoors not in spite of the cold but because of it! It’s the time of year for ice fishing which enthusiasts say you have to try in order to understand. Cold Water Sport Coordinator Randy Oplinger says ice fishing provides advantages you won’t find during other times of the year and the fishing can be great. “Ice fishing is great for beginning anglers,” shares Oplinger. “All of the gear you need shouldn’t cost more than $100 and it could easily cost less...The chance to relax and have fun on the ice, with your family and friends, is one of the many aspects of ice fishing that anglers really enjoy.” For more information on ice fishing and how to stay safe on the ice, visit


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.