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Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is this Friday through Sunday

During Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger along.

Youth 15 and younger do not require fishing licenses at any time of the year, though they must observe all fishing seasons and other regulations. Take a Kid Fishing Weekend allows adults to fish without a license as long as they take a child fishing with them.

Minnesota residents also may generally fish in state parks without a fishing license if the body of water does not require a trout stamp.

The DNR’s learn to fish page covers fishing basics, where to fish, how to catch different types of fish, and the importance of fishing ethics and being stewards of Minnesota’s natural resources.