Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend in Minnesota

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend |  Photo: WDIO, File

Created: January 14, 2019 12:26 PM

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says this weekend, Minnesota residents can fish for free.  It is "Take a Kid Ice Fishing" weekend beginning January 19 through Monday, January 21.  The DNR says Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child along.  The child must be under the age of 16.

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“This weekend is a way to encourage anglers to take a kid fishing,” Jeff Ledermann, education and skills team supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said in a press release. “Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors in winter.”

The DNR advises all anglers to check on ice conditions before heading out and make sure to let someone know your plans. Visit for ice safety guidelines and for more information about taking kids fishing.

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