Enjoy Michigan year round fishing with DNR ice fishing lessons

CADILLAC, MI – The cold can be intimidating, but winter is a great time to fish in Michigan.

If hiking a frozen lake or river, drilling a hole and waiting for fish to swim next to you is new to you, the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy offers Hard Water School courses that will boost your skills. in ice fishing.

Introductory ice fishing lessons arrive at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac. The one-day course will take place on February 20 and March 6.

The class will focus on techniques for pan fish, walleye and pike. It will cover safety on the ice, how to set up equipment, rules and regulations, and how, where and when to fish. Each student will receive one-on-one instruction from a pro, lunch on the ice, bait and a gift bag.

The cost is $ 35. Participation is limited to 20 students. COVID-19 security protocols will be followed. For more details and to register, visit Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.

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