Take a kid ice fishing!

Jan 14, 2023 to Jan 16, 2023


It’s Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend this Saturday, Jan. 14, through Monday, Jan. 16! During the three-day weekend, any Minnesota resident can go ice fishing for free if fishing with a child 15 years old or younger. Minnesotans 15 years old or younger don’t need fishing licenses any time of the year.

If you’re new to ice fishing and want to give it a try, we have helpful information on our website to get you started. Check the DNR’s learn to ice fish page for more information about ice fishing, including a recorded webinar with tips and techniques anglers can use to have fun catching sunfish, crappie and perch.

Ice conditions vary and there is no such thing as 100% safe ice. Always check local ice conditions before heading out to a lake or river. Visit the DNR ice safety page for ice safety guidelines.