Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Ice Fishing for Beginners

Date:  January 08, 2022  
Time:  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon, MI 48653

Contact: Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, 231-779-1321

DNR instructor helps two students with ice fishing

Focusing on techniques for pan fish, walleye and pike, this class will go through how Outdoor Skills Academy pro-staffers, Pure Fishing pros and others spend their day chasing fish through the ice. It will cover everything from how to set up equipment and how, where and when to fish to electronics, ice safety, and rules and regulations. Plus, tips from a master taxidermist on how to care for your trophy fish when you catch it and want to have it mounted.

Cost for the class is $45. Participation is limited to 40 students.

To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

For more information, contact the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center at 231-779-1321.

If you would like to stay the night, please contact the RAM Center at 989-821-6200 for reservations with meals included. Cost is $80 for an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast.

Please note the RAM Center cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made any time after processing the reservation until the close of business the day before your scheduled arrival date will incur a $50 cancellation fee. If you cancel on your day of arrival or later, you pay a $50 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's lodging fee as well as the fee for each night that has passed.
  • Reservations are held until 3 p.m. one day after your scheduled arrival date. If arriving after 3 p.m. one day after your scheduled arrival date, you must modify the reservation to delay the arrival date or cancel the reservation. Penalties will apply. Failure to do so will be considered a no-show with the loss of one night's fees.
  • Changes to this reservation prior to your day of arrival (i.e., change of dates) will incur a $50 modification fee.

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 Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.