Pure Michigan. You can’t think of a Michigan winter without picturing an idyllic ice shanty perched on one of the most beautiful lakes you can imagine. The US Ice Fishing Association is a great place to start to find all the information you need to enjoy Michigan’s Ice Fishing Events and Adventures. 

Whether you grew up Ice Fishing or looking for a new hobby, we can help you get started. You’ll need a fishing license which you can find here. Michigan boasts more than 11,000 lakes and thousands of miles of streams and rivers perfect for Ice Fishing Tournaments or a solitary weekend enjoying our beautiful scenery. Michigan is proud to be able to offer more than 150 species of fish to our anglers. During Michigan Ice Fishing Events you can count on finding panfish, northern pike, walleye along with a variety of trout, just to name a few.

Ice Fishing Tournaments are a great way to get out and meet other anglers and to learn more about the sport. Michigan offers a permit free weekend from February 19-20, 2022. This is a great chance to get out on the ice and try it out. Pack plenty of warm clothes, grab your favorite bucket and head on out. Ice Fishing equipment is a little different from open water fishing equipment. Ice Fishing poles are quite a bit shorter to work in confined spaces of shanty’s and ice holes. An auger will be needed as well to dig a 6-8” hole in the ice. 

We hope you’ll join us out on a Michigan lake this winter. The US Ice Fishing Association is a great place to start to plan your next Ice Fishing Adventure. Come on and see us! Make some memories on one of our beautiful lakes or rivers. We can’t wait to see what you’ll reel in!