I Can Fish!

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Show your kids the fun of casting into the water and the excitement when there's 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.

  • All equipment is provided. 
  • Small group sizes – you’ll get the attention you need to develop your skills. 
  • Each participant will receive a small tackle box to take home with them.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Great for families!

Program Details

  • Hands-on instruction from experienced anglers.
  • Designed especially for first-time anglers.
  • 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.

2018 Schedule

Ready to sign up? Reserve now!

Date

Time

Location

Wed., June 13

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fort Snelling State Park

Thu., June 14

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Lake Bemidji State Park

Sat., June 16

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Sat., June 16

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lake Carlos State Park

Sun., June 17

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Whitewater State Park

Thu., June 21

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Lake Bemidji State Park

Fri., June 22

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

William O'Brien State Park

Sat., June 23

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sibley State Park

Sun., June 24

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Wild River State Park

Mon., June 25

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Itasca State Park

Thu., June 28

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Lake Bemidji State Park

Sat., June 30

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fort Snelling State Park

Sat., June 30

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Jay Cooke State Park

Sat., July 7

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fort Snelling State Park

Sat., July 14

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lake Carlos State Park

Sat., July 14

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sbley State Park

Sat., July 14

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Fri., July 20

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Jay Cooke State Park

Fri., July 20

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

William O'Brien State Park

Sun., July 22

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Whitewater State Park

Sun., July 22

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Wild River State Park

Mon., July 23

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Itasca State Park

Thu., July 26

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fort Snelling State Park

Sat., August 4

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Jay Cooke State Park

Sat., August 4

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lake Carlos State Park

Sun., August 5

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fort Snelling State Park

Sun., August 5

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Wild River State Park

Sat., August 11

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sibley State Park

Mon., August 13

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Itasca State Park

Wed., August 15

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fort Snelling State Park

Fri., August 17

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

William O'Brien State Park

Sun., August 19

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Whitewater State Park

 

Sign Up Now!

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.

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