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Minnesotans age 16 or older fish free with kids Saturday through Monday

Jan 10, 2018 03:03PM ● Published by Editor

Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend is this Saturday, Jan. 13, through Monday, Jan. 15.  From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - January 9, 2018

During the weekend, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing.

“Ice fishing is a fun way to get outdoors in the winter,” said Jeff Ledermann, angler recruitment and retention supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “This weekend is a way to encourage anglers to get out and take a kid fishing.”

Before heading out, anglers or spearers should check ice conditions locally. 

Visit for ice thickness guidelines and more information about taking kids fishing.

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