Fishing with children is fun, rewarding and builds lasting memories. MinnAqua staff have put together a few tips and assembled several resources to assist you on a weekend expedition with an enthusiastic young angler.
June 6-8, 2014
Fish for free during Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend: Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don't need a license that weekend, and opportunities for inexperienced, beginning anglers abound throughout Minnesota.
Catch some quality, family time and plan a special fishing day or weekend. There are a variety of organized fishing opportunities throughout the state during Take a Kid Fishing Weekend.
Find more events.
Lake Finder » (Data for more than 4,500 lakes and rivers throughout Minnesota)
Fishing Piers » ( 2 pages | 1.6 MB: Statewide map to find a nearby fishing pier)
Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN:) » (A Twin Cities metro fishing program)
Minnesota State Parks » (Some of our favorite parks for awesome fishing opportunities)
Set a good example, know the fishing rules and regulations before you start:
(24 pages | 1.6 MB): There is an outdoor ethic, and there's no one better than you to teach kids the right thing to do.
How can you catch a bluegill if you don't know what one looks like, where it lives, what it likes to do and what it eats?
Information and insight about the fish of Minnesota
(23 pages | 2.4 MB): There's more than fish under the water. Learn about the aquatic ecosystems and the importance of clean water to the well-being of everyone and everything.
Don't just fish. Take some time to plan, prepare and learn.