I Can Fish!

two young girls holding up the fish they caught

 

Experience 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.

  • 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.

Program Details

  • Programs last approximately two hours.
  • Ages five and older. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a registered participant, parent or legal guardian.
  • $7 for adults, children under 12 are free (with a registered adult).  
  • Advance registration is required.
  • A vehicle permit is required to enter all Minnesota state parks. ($7/day or $35/year). One-day vehicle permits ($7 value) are included with all I Can! programs where a permit is required. 
  • Fishing licenses not required for this program.

2019 Schedule

Ready to sign up? Reserve now!

Date Time Location
Sat., June 81-3 p.m.Fort Snelling State Park
Sun., June 91-3 p.m.Whitewater State Park
Mon., June 109:30-11:30 a.m.Itasca State Park
Fri., June 141:00-3:00 p.m.Afton State Park
Sun., June 16Noon - 2 p.m.Sibley State Park
Fri., June 2110 a.m. - NoonFort Snelling State Park
Mon., June 249:30-11:30 a.m.Itasca State Park
Fri., June 282-4 p.m.William O'Brien State Park
Sat., June 2910 a.m. - NoonJay Cooke State Park
Mon., July 19:30-11:30 a.m.Itasca State Park
Mon., July 89:30-11:30 a.m.Itasca State Park
Thu., July 1110:00 a.m.-NoonAfton State Park
Fri., July 122-4 p.m.William O'Brien State Park
Sat., July 13Noon - 2 p.m.Sibley State Park
Sun., July 141-3 p.m.Fort Snelling State Park
Sun., July 141-3 p.m.Whitewater State Park
Sat., July 2010 a.m. - NoonJay Cooke State Park
Mon., July 229:30-11:30 a.m.Itasca State Park
Wed., July 2410 a.m. - NoonFort Snelling State Park
Sun., Aug. 410:00 a.m. - NoonWilliam O'Brien State Park
Mon., Aug. 59:30-11:30 a.m.Itasca State Park
Thurs., Aug. 81-3 p.m.Fort Snelling State Park
Sat., Aug. 1010 a.m. - NoonJay Cooke State Park
Sat., Aug. 10Noon - 2 p.m.Sibley State Park
Sun., Aug. 111-3 p.m.Whitewater State Park
Fri., Aug. 1610:00 a.m.-NoonAfton State Park
Sat., Aug. 1710 a.m. – NoonFort Snelling State Park

 

Preregistration is required for all I Can Fish! programs.

Early registration is recommended, as these programs tend to fill up fast. Online reservations can be made 24 hours a day sign up online now! Or, if you prefer to sign up by phone, call us toll-free, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily (excluding holidays): 866-857-2757.

 

Cancellations

All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or hazardous conditions. Cancellations for I Can Fish! programs can be made up to one week prior to the program.

Questions?

Specialists at the DNR Information Center are ready to answer your questions. Email [email protected], or call 888-646-6367 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.