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Fishing For Dinner

Learn How To Fish In Wisconsin

There's something to fish 365 days a year in Wisconsin. And with over 84,000 miles of rivers and streams and roughly 15,000 lakes, there are plenty of opportunities to catch fish of many different varieties. Learn how to land one on your dining table for a tasty, healthy meal harvested from waters in your very backyard.

Our Fishing for Dinner class offers an opportunity to learn how to fish from start to finish – with everything from knot-tying, casting, fish identification and preparing the catch for the table in a safe environment with other adults.

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Community Superior
Dates & Times Thursday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023

We’ll start Thursday and Friday with an optional social from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. You'll have time to get your bobber on, enjoy some hearty nibbles and settle in. We'll fish on Saturday.

  • Day 1 Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Day 2 Friday, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Day 3 Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location Lake Superior Estuarium
3 Marina Drive
Superior, WI
Class Description

Learn about the fish common to the St. Louis Estuary, their habitat and habits and how to catch them. Biologists, scientists, anglers and educators will share their expertise at this three-session class, which is run community education-style. We'll wrap up on Saturday by cooking the catch at a potluck luncheon. You'll find more details in the registration link below.

Dietary Notes People with food allergies or other dietary restrictions should be advised that while we will attempt to accommodate special dietary needs, we cannot guarantee that no cross-contamination will occur.
Bonus Workshop Adults who would like to become certified as DNR Angler Education Instructors are invited to remain until 3:30 p.m. We'll start at 1:15 p.m. and provide you with resources to deliver fishing programs in your schools and communities. Consider this a deluxe combo platter!
Audience Novice adult anglers and teens age 15 and older. Space is limited to 20 participants.
Registration Our partners at Wisconsin Sea Grant are taking registration on EventBrite.
Partners The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is grateful to our partners in hosting this workshop at their beautiful facility.
  • Wisconsin Sea Grant
  • Lake Superior Reserve
  • Friends of the Lake Superior Reserve

Free but you must have a current Wisconsin fishing license to fully participate if you are 16 or older.

This class is funded by anglers through the Federal Sport Fish Restoration fund. A small percentage of that apportionment supports Angler Education and other Angler R3 (recruitment, retention and reactivation) programs like Learn to Fish and Fishing for Dinner.

While the class is free, it comes at a significant cost to a small budget. If you sign up and cannot attend, please contact Sharon Moen at Sea Grant to cancel so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your consideration.

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