Take-A-Kid Fishing weekend kicks off today (Friday) in Minnesota and runs through Sunday.

Minnesota residents can fish without a license all three days if they take a child age 15 or younger with them. D-N-R program coordinator Benji Kohn says fishing can teach kids patience, build their confidence and turn into a great family bonding experience. Kids 15 and under do not need a fishing license any time of the year. The D-N-R said 2020 was the best year for fishing license sales in two decades.