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

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Becoming an Outdoors Family programs

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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

Programs

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 is also offering a series of fishing programs in the Twin Cities area during the summer of 2020. There is no fee for the shore fishing programs and limited scholarships are available for the other programs: 

Self help

Resources

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