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Bay City State Park - Saginaw Bay Walleye Clinic

man's hands holding walleye with boat and lake in background

Bay City State Park - Saginaw Bay Walleye Clinic

2023-05-02T13:00:00Z 2023-05-03T18:00:00Z Bay City State Park - Saginaw Bay Walleye Clinic

May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
May 3, 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 first day, the class will take the novice angler through rod and reel selection, rigging and presentation techniques, and natural history tips about Saginaw Bay walleye. Time also will be set aside for a trip to Frank's Great Outdoors to go through equipment and purchase needed gear to take back and prep for fishing.

The second day will give participants an opportunity to experience hands-on, one-on-one time with Martin's pro-staff as participants board charter boats and fish Saginaw Bay and River.

Cost is $375. Lunch will be provided both days, with morning snacks. 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).

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.

Please note: Cancellations must be made by April 14 in order to guarantee a full refund.

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

Recreation Passport is required for entry into Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, Bay City State Park 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 Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.

3582 State Park Drive

Bay City, Michigan, 48706

Event Date

Start: May 02, 2023 9:00 AM

End: May 03, 2023 2:00 PM

Contact Information
Jonathan Massung

Park Interpreter, Bay City Recreation Area

May 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
May 3, 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 first day, the class will take the novice angler through rod and reel selection, rigging and presentation techniques, and natural history tips about Saginaw Bay walleye. Time also will be set aside for a trip to Frank's Great Outdoors to go through equipment and purchase needed gear to take back and prep for fishing.

The second day will give participants an opportunity to experience hands-on, one-on-one time with Martin's pro-staff as participants board charter boats and fish Saginaw Bay and River.

Cost is $375. Lunch will be provided both days, with morning snacks. 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).

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.

Please note: Cancellations must be made by April 14 in order to guarantee a full refund.

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

Recreation Passport is required for entry into Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, Bay City State Park 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 Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.