I Can Fish!

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Show your kids the fun of casting into the water and the excitement when there's a tug on the line! These free hands-on programs teach all of the basics, from fish identification to casting and knot-tying.

  • Hands-on instruction from experienced anglers.
  • Designed especially for first-time anglers and those who need a refresher.
  • All equipment provided. Most programs will have bait available.
  • A vehicle permit is required to enter all Minnesota state parks. ($5/day or $25/year)
  • Fishing licenses are not needed for Minnesota residents. (Unless you're fishing for trout, which always requires a trout stamp, most Minnesota state parks have places you can fish for free.)


Contact the DNR Information Center toll-free at (888) 646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Or email us at ican.dnr@state.mn.us.

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.