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, please contact the DNR Information Center.

 

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?

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