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.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

“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.

Copyright 2019 WDIO-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Relay Media Amp

Sailor Laid to Rest: Dante Tini's Final Journey

Fire Damages Garage in Duluth Township

Bob Dylan Revue Holds Reunion Concert

Pro-choice Activists Hold Rally in Duluth

Special Session Wraps Up Early Saturday

Duluth Group Gives Away Free Reusable Bags