Festival and Events
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Jan 27 - Dec 30, 2018Hike 50 & Hike 100 Challenges
June 2 - Oct 27, 2018Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farmers Market
Oct 13, 2018Cadillac Countryside Fall Color Train Excursion
Ice Fishing Seminar and Youth Ice Fishing Derby
Contact & More Info
The Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center and the Outdoors Skills Academy proudly present the second annual Free Ice Fishing Seminar and Youth Ice Fishing Contest. This family oriented event will start at 9AM at the C.T.J. Hunting and Fishing Center. We will begin the day with seminars presented by representatives from Clam Outdoors, HT Enterprises, Jaw Jacker, Vexilar Inc., as well as world famous tight-liner Dave Young, and the MDNR Outdoor Skills Academy Pro-Staff. They will be covering everything from jigs and bait, to floats, and ice safety. Also featured will be a MDNR Conservation Officer with a segment covering rules and regulations.
After the seminar concludes we will relocate from the C.T.J. Center to the ice where the hands-on lessons will continue, as well as, kicking off the Youth Fishing Contest. The Derby will run from 1PM until Dusk. The derby is open to all kids 16 and under. There will be various gifts for all derby participants, and special prizes will be awarded for the biggest, most, and first fish, for each age class.
All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend the seminar, but all gear and prizes are reserved for attendee’s 16 and under. Prior registration is required by February 28th to participate in the gear giveaways. To register please Register Here or email with “March 3rd” in the subject line. You must register for the event at least one week prior to the event to be included in the free gear giveaways.