I Can Fish!

two young girls holding up the fish they caught

There will be no I Can Fish! programs in 2021

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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.


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, please contact the DNR Information Center.



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.


Still have questions? Please contact the DNR Information Center. You can also get more information by emailing i[email protected] .


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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.