Minnesotans who would like to introduce a child to ice fishing can do so without a fishing license from Saturday, Feb. 16, to Monday, Feb. 18, during Take-A-Kid Ice Fishing Weekend, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Minnesota residents age 16 and older can fish without a license provided they
are helping a youth younger than 16.
Using the tips, activities and ideas provided at www.mndnr.gov/minnaqua/icefishing makes it easy for beginners
to get out on the ice and enjoy one of Minnesota’s wintertime activities.
“It takes little equipment and even less expertise,” said Mike Kurre, the
DNR’s mentoring program coordinator. “Just do a little planning and don’t be
afraid to ask a nearby angler to drill a hole or two. Most will be glad to
Ice never is completely safe, even in mid-winter. Check with a local bait
shop or people familiar with ice conditions before heading out on the lake.