Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Advanced Hard Water School (ice fishing class)

Date:  February 25, 2022  -  February 27, 2022
Time:  05:00 PM - 12:30 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

Learn to ice fish from the pros in this two-day class. 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. There will be 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 eight hours fishing. The third day we will meet on the ice and fish from 8 a.m. to noon. You must be mobile and willing to travel. Bring a quad or snowmobile, or be prepared to walk long distances. Instructors are not allowed to provide transportation. Lakes may vary based on interest, ice thickness and where the fish are biting. We may fish a different lake each day if need be. There will be a warming hut, but we encourage you to bring your own equipment if possible. We also encourage the whole family to come.

Cost for the class is $260 and includes:

  • Two nights' lodging, two dinners, two lunches and two breakfasts.
  • Bait.
  • Door prizes/goodie bags.

Participation is limited to 30 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.

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.