Bay City State Park - Saginaw Bay Walleye Clinic

Date:  May 07, 2019  -  May 08, 2019
Time:  09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, located in Bay City State Park, 3582 State Park Drive, Bay City, MI 48706

Contact: Jonathan Massung, 989-667-0717

close-up on a walleye in fisherman's hands

Tuesday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This two-day course will begin with a tips and techniques session led by Walleye Trail World Champion, Captain Mark Martin and Captain Brandon Stanton of Team Gunsmoke Sportfishing and Guide Service, covering the equipment and techniques needed to catch Saginaw Bay walleye. The class will take the novice angler through rod and reel selection, rigging and presentation techniques, and natural history tips about Saginaw Bay walleye. The second day will give participants an opportunity to experience hands-on, one-on-one time with Martin’s pro-staff as they board charter boats and fish Saginaw Bay.

Cost is $250. Lunch both days and charter boat trips will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring the gear they already have on the second day.

Limited to 21 participants (seven charter boats participating).

Register for the Saginaw Bay Walleye Clinic.

Please note: Cancellations must be made by April 30 in order to guarantee a full refund.

For more information, contact Jonathan Massung, park interpreter, at 989-667-0717.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, Bay City State Recreation Area and the Saginaw River Boat Launch.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at