Ice Fishing (Burbot)

Holding burbotSaturday, March 16th

11:00am               - Meet at OA and gear up for making the Burbot line

12:00pm               - Hike out on the Tanana River to line location and set the line

2:00pm                 - Return to UAF


Sunday, March 17th

11:00am               - Meet at OA

12:00pm               - Hike out to the Burbot line and check for fish

2:00pm                 - Take out line and return to UAF


Trip description:

Want to learn how to set a Burbot line (pronounced like "burr-bit") on the Tanana River? Join us as we work with Alaska Fish and Game to provide this experience to students.  We will head out to set our line on Saturday midday and then go back out Sunday afternoon to check our catch.  Transportation, fishing gear and expertise are provided.  (Students will need to have a fishing license to participate in this activity)


Things to bring:

  • Synthetic or wool long underwear tops and bottoms
  • Softshell jacket or wind jacket (rain coat will work)
  • Fleece shirt or wool sweater
  • Puffy coat
  • Snow pants or Synthetic pants that block wind
  • Warm winter gloves or mitts
  • Warm (wool or synthetic) socks
  • Warm wool or fleece hat
  • Winter Boots (OA can supply Mountaineering Boots)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Day pack
  • Snacks and water
  • One liter of water (1 Nalgene/ reusable water bottle)

Bold Items can be provided by OA as a part of the trip.


Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.  A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures office of the cancellation more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.  Cancellation two weeks to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days or less prior to the trip.


Safety and Risk Management:

Due to the nature of outdoor travel there are certain inherent risks in all of Outdoor Adventures’ trips.  Acceptable risks include but are not limited to: hiking over rough uneven terrain with a heavy backpack on, hiking up and down steep inclines with muddy and loose footing and rock fall while climbing. Climbers will be roped in and wear helmets during all climbing which may be as high as 60 feet.  Conditions may include freezing temperatures, thunderstorms, rain, sleet and high winds.  Driving risks may include slick roads, poor visibility and wildlife.  Alaska is a wild place - you need to take ultimate responsibility for your own safety as only you can. For your protection we require you to carry health insurance.  You can purchase insurance for $2.60/day from the University (ask for details). All info is subject to change due to safety, weather, current conditions, etc.!