Learn to fish opportunities

Programs and classes listed below provide opportunities for hands-on experiences designed to help you learn how to fish.

Many of these activities require registration so explore the offerings and plan ahead accordingly.

You'll also find several self-help opportunities. We've tried to provide information that you can apply as you learn by doing.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman programs

Becoming an Outdoors Woman classes help you learn a particular skill. Some classes are designed for beginners while others are designed to hone your existing skills. Our calendar is loaded with instructive activities that you, your friends and family will enjoy.

Family skills webinars

Family skills webinars are part of the Minnesota DNR's outdoor skills and stewardship series, which provides women and families with relevant information on upcoming hunting and fishing seasons as well as skill-building instruction so you can enjoy these opportunities.

I Can Fish! programs at state parks

I Can Fish! bannerExperience the fun of casting into the water and the excitement of a tug on the line! These hands-on programs teach all of the basics, from fish identification to casting. You and your family will be ready to begin a lifetime of memories on Minnesota’s lakes and streams. You'll get:

  • Hands-on instruction from skilled anglers
  • Designed especially for first-time anglers
  • All equipment is provided
  • Each participant will receive a small tackle box to take home with them
  • No experience necessary

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Programs & events


We’ve partnered with Twin Cities Metro Area YMCA day camps to offer more than 100 camp weeks that include fishing. To register for a fishing experience, focus on camps titled:

Fishing for Life offers a series of fishing programs in the Twin Cities area:

The Tips Outdoors Foundation provides support and partners with organizations to produce ongoing hands-on, outdoor educational experiences for youth and families:

Self help


  • Online directory of Twin Cities metro area shore fishing sites
  • Printable directory of Twin Cities metro area shore fishing sites

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