Fishing doesn't stop when the snow starts to fly! Many people actually prefer fishing as you can get just about anywhere on the lake during ice fishing season, something you can’t do without a boat the rest of the year. Virtually every fish that’s available to anglers in the summer can be caught through the ice – some are even caught more frequently in the winter.
New to ice fishing? Check out this video for the basics on how to get started!
Events and Activities
- Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - Ice Fishing 101 Weekend
Looking for a unique winter weekend activity? Come learn how to ice fish and enjoy a night at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center. (Preregistration required.)
- Bay City State Park - Winter Festival
It’s free fishing weekend! This event focuses on getting families outdoors and exploring Michigan’s winter wonderland with a variety of fun activities and programs.
- Seven Lakes State Park - Ice Fishing Derby
It is free fishing weekend, which means there are no fishing licenses required. and we are inviting families to join us for this fun ice fishing derby!
- Rifle River Recreation Area - Winterfest
Experience family-friendly activities, including hayrides, sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing and so much more!