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Minnesota Moms Fishing Challenge

Join the challenge!

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Fish free, win prizes

Join the 2024 Minnesota Moms Fishing Challenge: a free, virtual fishing challenge conducted Saturday, May 11, through Sunday, May 12, during Take a Mom Fishing Weekend.

This year, like every year on Mother’s Day weekend, all moms across Minnesota can fish for free without a license. We introduced the Minnesota Moms Fishing Challenge for the first time in 2023 for moms who want even more fun! 

Last year, more than 2,400 Minnesota moms joined the challenge. This year, we hope even more will join the fun!

The 2024 Minnesota Moms Fishing Challenge is a collaboration between the DNR, Student Anglers Organization and Women Anglers of Minnesota.

How to participate

Participation in the fishing challenge is free on Facebook and open to moms statewide. Simply join the challenge Facebook group and get your bait and camera ready! Submit one photo of each fish that you catch. All species and sizes welcome. Snap a photo and let your fish go or keep it for dinner if it's in season.

Win prizes

All participants who submit a fish will be entered in a random drawing for more than 100 prizes provided by the Student Anglers Organization and its partners, including gift cards from SCHEELS stores and Lund Boats.

Learn from expert women

Are you new to fishing or looking to learn more about where to fish, what bait to use or how to rig your rod?

On Tuesday, May 7, participants can tune in for a pre-challenge virtual Fishing 101 hosted by Women Anglers of Minnesota, covering topics like gear, set-ups and techniques to get you started. Fishing 101 attendees will also have the chance to win a free annual membership to Women Anglers of Minnesota.

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