Bring a Kid and Fish for Free in Minnesota This Weekend – Duluth News Tribune

Minnesota hosts its annual Take a Kid Fishing weekend Friday through Sunday, where any adult can fish without a license if they bring along children 15 years old and younger.

Youth under the age of 15 do not require a fishing license at any time of the year, but must comply with all fishing seasons and other regulations. Take a Kid Fishing weekend allows adults to fish without a license when bringing one or more children with them.

“Fishing with kids is a fun way to spend time in the great outdoors,” said Benji Kohn, coordinator of the volunteer mentorship program at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Creating great memories can be as simple as finding some rods and reels, finding or buying worm bait, and heading to a nearby lake to try fishing.”

The DNR Learn to Fish website,

, covers fishing basics; where to fish; how to catch different types of fish; and the importance of fishing ethics and stewards of Minnesota’s natural resources.

For anglers throughout Minnesota, the DNR offers an online map of piers and inshore fishing spots

. Parking at these locations is generally within 300 feet of the pier or shore fishing spot, with a hard surface path from the lot. Most are geared to the needs of people with disabilities.

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