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Mark with student Pat Metro, and his first Ice Fishing Walleye!

"I've attended at least 5 of Marks schools, and can say without a doubt, it has upped my catch by 50%. It makes fishing the big waters much safer and you learn from everyone that attends the school. I recommend this for EVERYONE!" - Thom McCollum


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"Martin is one of today's best fishing educators, and his ice-fishing schools are always top notch. Even if the fish aren't biting on a particular day, you'll still learn a ton about ice fishing from Mark and the other pro fishermen he engages to instruct. Whether you are a beginner or someone who has been on the ice for years and looking to improve
your skills, Mark Martin's ice-fishing schools are highly recommended!"   

Chip Gross

Ohio Outdoors Writer

"Since the early years of Midwest Outdoors Television, we have worked together with Mark Martin, and he has consistently delivered the highest quality segments, packed with knowledge, tips, and of course, great fish catching action. When we need a segment done right the first time, Mark is our go-to guy."

Dan Keith
Executive Producer
Midwest Outdoors TV

"Since 2001 when a small group of us outdoor writers met out on Little Bay De Noc, Michigan, the fishing vacation schools (by Mark Martin) have been one of my favorite events to cover each year. It's a chance to see all the new gear, techniques and learn walleye fishing one on one with the pros. It's drastically steepened my learning curve and helped me succeed on other bodies of water."

Gabe VanWormer
Producer of michiganoutofdoors.com


"It was a blast.  Mark, Mark, and Mike made it fun for all anglers, whether they were novices or experienced anglers.  If you are looking for a great outdoor experience, this would be it. Thanks again for hosting a great media event and making the fishing so much fun.  I've never had a better time on the ice than I did at Saginaw Bay."
John Bennett - Outdoor Writer


"My best advice to anyone who wants to become a more successful ice fisherman is to get out and fish every chance you get, and if you have the time, participate in Mark Martin’s ice schools.  You are guaranteed to gain years and years of valuable knowledge and experience from some of the best anglers around in 3 fun filled days on the ice."

Ernie Plant - Pro Staff


"If you want to truly learn about ice fishing, consider signing up for a Mark Martin Ice Fishing School.  You’ll get first rate attention, learn how to fish some new waters, and have a lot of fun with the pros and your fellow classmates.  And keep in mind that Mark Martin is a true teacher—one who wants his students to take what they’ve learned and apply it to future fishing trips.  That is, future fishing trips where you will enjoy catching more fish using what you’ve learned at a unique and truly different kind of school"

Russ Fimbinger - Outdoor Writer


“I think Mark’s vacation fishing schools serve a great purpose in that they allow the average person to experience something they perhaps have never done before. The skills and techniques taught at the schools also allows those people to continue fishing long after they’ve left the school. It’s also just a great opportunity for your average fisherman to watch and pick the brain of world-class professional fishermen!”

Andrew Benoit - Writer


"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Mark Martin's Ice Fishing Vacation School. I learned tips for precision presentation of jigging Raps and spoons for winter walleyes, got hands-on instruction with the latest technology and got one-on-one tips on how to quickly eliminate unproductive water. Mark and his instructors are great down-to-Earth guys who are good for lots of laughs between lessons."

Brian Mulherin - Outdoor Writer

 "For anyone that really wants to be safe & learn from the best & most experienced Pro-Staff look no further.
Mark Martin's Ice Fishing Vacation School will help put you on the path of success & self confidence with all the knowledge that is available in one spot to the student is amazing your learning curve is defiantly shortened. With over 2 decades of running the schools Mark runs them like a fine oiled machine."

Jeff Sowa - Pro Staff

"There are many fine points for Walleyes that often go by the majority of fisherman. Mark's school allows anglers to take their fishing to the next level and become consistently better fishermen and women."

Randy Ritchie - Pro Staff


Attending the Mark Martin’s Ice Fishing Vacation School this year in Cadillac on Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell proved to be very educational and tons of fun for me. The time Mark and the Pro-Staff took with each of us was fantastic and I learned many things from the dedicated efforts of these professionals. I look forward to fishing with them and the many friends I made again next year. If you want to learn how to consistently catch fish, I highly recommend attending one of Mark Martin’s schools. It is time well spent and you will enjoy showing off your new knowledge, with your fishing buddies.

Kevin Speer - Michigan’s Hooks & Bullets Magazine