Take a Kid Fishing This Weekend

We are so fortunate to have so many lakes that are right out our back door here in the Alexandria area.

So…let’s get out and enjoy those lakes this weekend and introduce a child to the great sport of fishing!  The DNR reminds people that June 7th thru the 9th is “Take a Kid Fishing” weekend.   It’s a chance for Minnesotan’s to get out and fish without a license if you take a child 15 years or younger with you.

“Time spent fishing can be can be a way for adults and kids to spend time outdoors together. We’re encouraging adults to get out and learn how to fish so they can bring kids out fishing all year,” said Jeff Ledermann, DNR education and skills team supervisor. “Fishing can be a lifelong activity that connects folks to the wild places right outside their doors.”

While Minnesotans 15 and younger don’t need fishing licenses any time of the year, Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is a way for adults and kids to fish together without the step of buying a license.

Adults who want to learn how to fish can visit the DNR website at mndnr.gov/GoFishing. The page covers fishing basics, where to fish, how to catch different types of fish, fishing programs to join, and the importance of fishing ethics and being stewards of Minnesota’s natural resources.

Get out fishing with the kids this weekend and you’ll all get hooked on a lifelong activity!  Have fun!