Take A Kid Fishing Weekend Is June 7-9

Kids will rarely be able to tell you their best day of watching TV but take them fishing and moments of angling excitement can make lifelong memories – it’s an often expressed sentiment and this weekend is a chance to put it into practice.

During Take a Kid Fishing weekend Friday, June 7, to Sunday, June 9, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing.

“Time spent fishing can be can be a way for adults and kids to spend time outdoors together. We’re encouraging adults to get out and learn how to fish so they can bring kids out fishing all year,” “Fishing can be a lifelong activity that connects folks to the wild places right outside their doors.”

Said Jeff Ledermann, DNR education and skills team supervisor.

While Minnesotans 15 and younger don’t need fishing licenses any time of the year, Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is a way for adults and kids to fish together without the step of buying a license. While Minnesotans 15 and younger don’t need fishing licenses any time of the year, Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is a way for adults and kids to fish together without the step of buying a license.

Don’t have a boat? Here’s a list of some great shore fishing spots in the lakes area.

General fishing tactics, where to fish, how to catch different types of fish, fishing programs to join, and the importance of fishing ethics and being stewards of Minnesota’s natural resources can be found here.

Have fun and good luck this weekend!