I Can Fish!

Share the fun of casting into the water and the excitement when there's a tug on the line. The anticipation and thrill of your kids learning to catch fish is what I Can Fish! is all about.

These free hands-on programs teach all of the basics (fish identification, casting, knot-tying) you'll need to continue creating unforgettable days with the family.

  • Hands-on instruction from experienced anglers.
  • Designed especially for first-time anglers and those who need a refresher.
  • All equipment provided. Most programs will have bait available.
  • A vehicle permit is required to enter all Minnesota state parks. ($5/day or $25/year)
  • Fishing licenses are not needed for Minnesota residents. (Unless you're fishing for trout, which always requires a trout stamp, most Minnesota state parks have places you can fish for free.)
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Still have questions? Please contact the DNR Information Center toll-free at (888) 646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also get more information by emailing ican.dnr@state.mn.us.



Carley State Park

I Can Fish: Trout Fishing

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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.