Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week in the Boundary Waters this year! It began this year on June 4th and extends through next weekend. It was created as a national holiday by George W. Bush in 2002 to encourage anglers to share their knowledge and passion of fishing with younger potential anglers to increase participation in fishing and boating. It’s also a conservation effort because money used from the purchase of fishing licenses is used for preservation, education and restoration of waterways.
It coincides with the Minnesota DNR’s Take a Kid Fishing Weekend which happens June 11th- June 13th. Minnesota youth age 15 and under never need a license to fish and during this special weekend adults who fish with these kids can fish without a license as well.
This website is full of information about fishing and the Minnesota DNR has resources on their website to help adults who want to participate in the event including a webinar at noon on Wednesday, June 9th.
Fishing is a great way to spend time in the outdoors and a wonderful hobby to pass on to the youth of today. Take a kid fishing in the Boundary Waters or anywhere this weekend.