WeatherBug Schools Classroom Connections
Weather and Ice Fishing — February 2011

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You need to love the great outdoors to participate in this month’s Classroom Connections topic – Ice Fishing. You also need to love the extreme cold. For ice fishermen, cold is good, and the colder it gets, the less competition.

But did you know that a little biology combined with some meteorology can greatly increase your odds at catching the big one? Air pressure can determine where fish will be in the water. That’s right; pressure has a really big affect on any type of fishing. WeatherBug Meteorologist Bay Scroggins ventures onto Lake Minnetonka near Minneapolis, MN, to learn more on how science can help determine success in this month’s Classroom Connections – Ice Fishing. View video in Windows Media Player or in QuickTime.

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