Free ice fishing weekend encourages people to go outside during the winter

Created: January 15, 2020 09:10 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Minnesotans can ice fish or dark-house spear free this weekend if they take a child younger than 16 with them. Meaning those accompanying the children don't have to have a license.

It's part of the Department of Natural Resources' way of getting people outdoors during the winter months.


Fun seekers can enjoy a free event at Halfmoon Landing near Kellogg, MN Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Full information on the event can be found here.

The DNR says ice conditions vary throughout the state and 'can be deceiving.' 

"There is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice."

Always check local ice conditions before heading out to a lake or river. Visit for ice safety guidelines and the DNR’s learn to ice fish page for more information about ice fishing.

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