Glasgow’s youth fishing pond, Home Run Pond, is open to ice fishing. Ice conditions on the pond located east of Glasgow on the Fort Peck Highway have been determined to be safe for angling, but the pond will close when conditions deteriorate, according to Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the City of Glasgow.
“There is about 10 to 12 inches of good-quality ice on the pond,” says Andrew McKean, FWP’s angling education coordinator in Glasgow. “Until we get another thaw, conditions should be safe and suitable for ice fishing. The city and FWP will monitor conditions and close the pond before the ice deteriorates.”
Home Run Pond is open to all anglers age 14 and younger. Anglers younger than age 12 do not need a fishing license or Conservation License; anglers between ages 12 and 14 require a Conservation License but not a fishing license.
“We had intended to keep Home Run Pond open to fishing after our January ice fishing festival,” says McKean, “but the warm weather made ice conditions unsafe. Our recent cold snap improved ice quality and depth and until we get another thaw I encourage parents and children to take advantage of the close-in fishing opportunity.”
McKean encourages adults to supervise young anglers, and he suggests following these guidelines to make ice fishing safe and enjoyable: