a child ice fishing
  • Fishing doesn't stop when the snow starts to fly!  Many people actually prefer fishing as you can get just about anywhere on the lake during ice fishing season, something you can’t do without a boat the rest of the year. Virtually every fish that’s available to anglers in the summer can be caught through the ice – some are even caught more frequently in the winter. 

Events and Activities

  • Ice Fishing Classes in Cadillac

    Interested in ice fishing, but not sure how to do it? Attend an ice fishing class offered this winter at the Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center at Mitchell State Park in Cadillac.

  • Winter Free Fishing Weekend

    All fishing license fees will be waived for two days. A Recreation Passport will NOT be required for entry into state parks and recreation areas during the weekend. Special events will be held around the state.