Take a kid ice fishing weekend is this Saturday through Monday (Jan. 13-15). 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 the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us to find in ice thickness guidelines and more information about taking kids fishing.

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR