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Advanced Hard Water School (Ice Fishing Clinic): Feb. 21-23, 2020

From USD : $75.00

Class is Available

Friday, Feb. 21, 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center
located in Mitchell State Park
6087 E. M-115
Cadillac, MI 49601

Learn to fish from the pros with this three-day class. Class topics will be very specific – each student will pick a topic of interest and will be assigned a pro fisherman from Team USA, HT Enterprises, Clam Outdoors, Vexilar or Ice Force. We will have one pro for every five students. We will spend the first night gearing up, rigging rods and teaching you what you need to know. The second day we will hit the ice and spend the day fishing for eight hours. The third day we will meet on the ice and fish in the morning, then spend the rest of the day in the classroom.

Participants must be mobile and willing to travel. Bring a quad or snowmobile or be prepared to walk long distances. Lakes fished may vary based on students’ interest and where the fish are biting. We may fish a different lake each day. Overnight at a local hotel is recommended.

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. 


The cost for this class is $75, which includes:

  • Box lunch on the ice Saturday.
  • Dinner at the Hunting and Fishing Center Saturday.
  • Lunch at the Hunting and Fishing Center Sunday.
  • Bait.
  • Door prizes/goodie bags.

Participation is limited to 25.

For more information contact Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or shawe@michigan.gov.

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

Please note: Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the class to guarantee a refund.

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.