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Mitchell State Park - Feb. 4-5, Hard Water School (Ice Fishing Class)

DNR instructor helps two students with ice fishing

Mitchell State Park - Feb. 4-5, Hard Water School (Ice Fishing Class)

2023-02-04T15:00:00Z 2023-02-05T18:00:00Z Mitchell State Park - Feb. 4-5, Hard Water School (Ice Fishing Class)

Learn to ice fish from the pros in this two-day class covering everything from how to set up equipment and how, where and when to fish to ice safety and rules and regulations. The focus of this class will be techniques for panfish, walleye and pike.

We will spend the first day gearing up, rigging rods and teaching you what you need to know on the ice this year. The second day, which is optional, we will spend 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 also encourage the whole family to come. 

Weather conditions will dictate on-ice activities, which may be moved indoors.

Cost for the class is $40, which includes one-on-one instruction from a pro, lunch Saturday and Sunday, bait and a goodie bag.

In addition, onX maps now offers a discount for each Outdoor Skills Academy student, and if you decide to keep the app after your free trial, onX will donate a portion of the proceeds to conservation education. A promotional code will be sent via email prior to the class.

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 Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or ShawE@Michigan.gov.

Please note cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made any time after processing this reservation until the close of business two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel after the two-week deadline, no refund will be issued. Students are entitled to any of the materials purchased for the class after the two-week deadline, except materials that have a shelf life.
  • To receive a refund, you must email ShawE@Michigan.gov with the following in the subject line: "Refund [class name]." A phone call or voice message will not be considered notification. You must email ShawE@Michigan.gov.
  • You may not switch classes without canceling and reregistering for another class date.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Mitchell State Park.

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.

6087 East M-115,

Cadillac, Michigan, 49601

Event Date

Start: February 04, 2023 10:00 AM

End: February 05, 2023 1:00 PM

Contact Information
Ed Shaw

Park Interpreter, Mitchell State Park

Learn to ice fish from the pros in this two-day class covering everything from how to set up equipment and how, where and when to fish to ice safety and rules and regulations. The focus of this class will be techniques for panfish, walleye and pike.

We will spend the first day gearing up, rigging rods and teaching you what you need to know on the ice this year. The second day, which is optional, we will spend 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 also encourage the whole family to come. 

Weather conditions will dictate on-ice activities, which may be moved indoors.

Cost for the class is $40, which includes one-on-one instruction from a pro, lunch Saturday and Sunday, bait and a goodie bag.

In addition, onX maps now offers a discount for each Outdoor Skills Academy student, and if you decide to keep the app after your free trial, onX will donate a portion of the proceeds to conservation education. A promotional code will be sent via email prior to the class.

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 Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or ShawE@Michigan.gov.

Please note cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations made any time after processing this reservation until the close of business two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel after the two-week deadline, no refund will be issued. Students are entitled to any of the materials purchased for the class after the two-week deadline, except materials that have a shelf life.
  • To receive a refund, you must email ShawE@Michigan.gov with the following in the subject line: "Refund [class name]." A phone call or voice message will not be considered notification. You must email ShawE@Michigan.gov.
  • You may not switch classes without canceling and reregistering for another class date.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Mitchell State Park.

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.