Students Learn Ice Fishing and Safety Skills With Michigan DNR

Snow, slush and ice fishing were all on the agenda for a special class.

Students at the Hardwater School in Cadillac had a chance to learn about ice fishing from the pros.

The lessons at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center covered everything from how to set up equipment, where and how to fish and most importantly, ice safety.

Saturday’s class focused on rigging rods and gearing up.

On Sunday, the students had a chance to hit the ice and put their knowledge to work.

“We’re going to walk around here in a minute and were going to work with each student,” said Edward Shaw, the statewide outdoors skills camp coordinator for the DNR. “Going to show them how to use their electronics, what to look for, show them how to jig and see if we can’t get everybody a fish.”

If you’re interested in taking ice fishing or other outdoor skill classes with the DNR, click here.