Learn How to Fish
Participants at our public events learn about fish and aquatic life, how to fish, and what fish are likely to be caught. Both adults and youth are welcome. These events are a great way to introduce youth to fishing and for adults who would like to regain their fishing skills.
The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area provides all of the tackle, including rods/reels and bait.
2014 Fishing Events and Workshops
Participants in our Take-a-Kid-Fishing programs had a lots of fun learning to cast and catch fish. The steady drizzle and rain on our Saturday event (June 7) reduced the number of participants, but those that came caught lots of panfish. We also built buzz baits that kids got to keep. One of the participants tied on his newly constructed buzz bait and within a few casts caught a very nice largemouth bass!
Watch this page as we will be developing more summer fishing programs for 2014.
We provide specialized fishing programming for groups, such as community groups, community centers, church groups, and community park and recreation departments in communities along the Mississippi River. As in our public programs, we provide fishing tackle and bait. Schedule an event by calling 651-293-8410.
Links of Interest
Take Me Fishing
Casting a Spinning Reel
Which Lure to Use?
Twin City Bait Shops
Find an Access Point
Did You Know?
At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.