Take a kid fishing June 7-9
Celebrate the end of the school year with a potential angler-to-be by fishing for free with a child 15 or younger June 7-9 during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
"This is a great opportunity to discover fishing," said Mike Kurre, the DNR's mentoring program coordinator. "Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don't need a license that weekend."
A boat isn't needed, and there are loaner poles and tackle in some areas.
Learn some terms, basic techniques and shore-fishing locations by visiting www.mndnr.gov/
takeakidfishing. DNR fisheries offices throughout Minnesota also offer angling advice about fishing spots that will keep young anglers safe.
The DNR's Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) program provides urban shore-fishing opportunities across the metro with family-friendly settings, piers, loaner equipment at some locations and a real chance to catch quality fish. Learn more online at www.mndnr.gov/fin.
Four of Minnesota's nine state parks that offer this summer's weekly I Can Fish! program have sessions scheduled during Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend. Sessions at each park explore the basics of fishing, fish identification and angling tips and tricks. For more information, go to www.mndnr.gov/