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


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