Mitchell State Park - Hard Water School (Ice Fishing Class)

Date:  February 24, 2018  -  February 25, 2018
Time:  09:00 AM - TBD
Location: Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center, 6087 E M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601

Contact: Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center, 231-779-1321

Fee: $30, which includes lunch, bait and terminal tackle

Limited to: 50 per class

The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center will host the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy’s annual Hard Water School and ice fishing event. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, this class will cover everything from how to set up equipment and how and where to fish to when to be out on the ice, ice safety, and rules and regulations. The main focus of this class will be techniques for pan fish, walleye and pike.

We will spend the first part of the day gearing up, and after lunch, we will hit the ice and spend the rest of the day fishing. There will be a warming hut, augers and some shanties (available on a first-come, first-served basis) provided, but we encourage you to bring your own equipment if possible. We encourage the whole family to come. After dark we will meet back at the Carl T. Johnson Center to go over the day’s catch and to review what everyone learned and then head to dinner. You will be responsible for paying for your own dinner.

Sunday is available as an optional fishing day – if you are interested in fishing on Sunday, please let us know.

Sign up on the Michigan e-storePlease note: Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the class for a refund.  

The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center is located in Mitchell State Park. A Recreation Passport is required for entry into the park.