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Sun, May 16


John D. Dingell Jr. Vistor Center

OFF DA HOOK Fishing Class and Catch RESUMES 5/16/2021

Our signature fishing clinic for all levels ages 8 to adult, taught by Jamal Alugdah, native Detroiter and avid fisherman. Come & learn to fish. Free high quality fishing rod to take home with you or pay it forward and give to someone else! Register the whole squad. It's going to be off da hook!

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OFF DA HOOK Fishing Class and Catch RESUMES 5/16/2021
OFF DA HOOK Fishing Class and Catch RESUMES 5/16/2021

Time & Location

May 16, 2021, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

John D. Dingell Jr. Vistor Center , 5437 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton, MI 48183, USA

About the event


BIPOC families should register only ages 8 to adult.

Special thank you to Jamal Alugdah, who will be teaching us how to fish.

This is an early one, promptness is key!!!

We'll meet at Detroit International Wildlife Refuge (John D. Dingell Jr. Visitor Center at 7:30am. Fishing starts at 8am. The event lasts all day until approximately 4:30pm however you don't have to stay the entire time. First come, first serve on the FREE fishing rods to use and take home. All others bring your own. We will distribute fishing rod and equipment, demonstrate on dry land the how-tos and once you have the hang of it, let's get those lines in the water.

Monitor the weather prior to venturing out and dress for the weather prediction of the day

  • Please bring your reusable water bottle and stay hydrated.
  • Dress in layers, wear head protection like hats, sunglasses
  • Wear appropriate footwear
  • Our fishing clinic will follow all CDC recommendations that allow us all to remain safe
  • Due to the nature of being outdoors, consider bringing bug spray and sunscreen

We look forward to meeting you there. It's going to be off da hook!!!

***MUST HAVE A FISHING LICENSE BY THE TIME YOU ARRIVE AT EVENT for all fishers, ages 17 and older***


For all season, additional $26 for 17 years old and up

For one day, additional $10 for 17 years old and up

Fishing licenses can be purchased online any time. Requires a profile login, basic information such as name, address, DOB, weight and height plus driver's license or state ID.

Licenses can also be purchased in store. Here are a few suggestions:

Moe's Bait Open daily 6am-6pm

14712 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48215

Mondry True Value Hardware Open 9am-6pm daily except Sundays 10am-5pm

6659 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210

Meijer Desk hours vary

8 Mile Rd & Woodward

1301 W 8 MILE RD DETROIT, MI 48203

Cancellations: As things come up and life happens, be community-minded and think about others that could benefit by reaching out to us via email to cancel your spot: or call Chris at 313-408-3421. Thanking you in advance. If we cancel due to severe weather conditions or other extreme circumstances we will notify you first on our Facebook page. Like our page Black To The Land Coalition. Secondly, we will notify you via email. A refund will be processed for cancellations from our behalf.


  • Off Da Hook fishing entry

    This ticket includes a free fishing rod

    Tax: +$0.60 sales tax
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