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Learn to Fish with Hook, Line and Sinker

  • We'll teach you casting and fishing basics, and can provide you with a rod and reel to use if you don't have your own. With step-by-step direction, you'll learn fishing basics like knot-tying, setting up your pole, casting, selecting and using bait, and removing fish from the hook.

    The classes are offered free of charge, and participants under 17 do not need a fishing license.

    Below are locations that may offer Hook, Line and Sinker classes. Please note, the links below are for each park's overall weekly program schedule, and Hook, Line and Sinker may not be offered at every location each week. To find upcoming dates and times, please call the location your are interested in. You can look up each of these parks on our Recreation Search website.

    Looking for a family friendly place to fish and try out your new skills? Try our Family Friendly Fishing Waters!

Other Learn to Fish Opportunities

Additional opportunities to learn how to fish may be available through our Recreation 101 program or Outdoor Skills Academy. New classes are being developed and added as resources permit, so check back from time-to-time to see what is available.
  • Recreation 101

    Recreation 101 is a series of introductory classes taught by DNR staff or expert volunteers from organizations, guide services, outfitters and more. These volunteers offer their time and knowledge at no charge to the DNR or the participants.

  • Outdoor Skills Academy

    The Outdoor Skills Academy classes and clinics provide a more in-depth skill development opportunity that are offered for a fee and require registration. Outdoor Skills Academy classes take place at our visitor centers at select parks and recreation areas around the state.

  • More learning to fish information

    New to fishing or interested in learning a new technique? We offer a variety of information, videos and other resources to help you get started.

Upcoming Fishing Events