BWCA Non-resident fishing license? Boundary Waters Trip Planning Forum
Chat Rooms (0 Chatting)  |  Search  |   Login/Join
* For the benefit of the community, commercial posting is not allowed.
Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
   Trip Planning Forum
      Non-resident fishing license?     
 Forum Sponsor

Author

Text

jkmjr
member (6)member
 
06/23/2021 01:24AM  
My daughter, her friend, and I will be spending a few days in the BW. The young ladies will not fish at all. Do they need a license if I have a rod in the canoe. I plan to only bring one rod since fishing is very low on the to-do list for this trip.

Thanks
 
Reply    Reply with Quote    Print Top Bottom Previous Next
06/23/2021 07:48AM  
Only you will need a license.
cyclones30
distinguished member(3895)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
06/23/2021 12:35PM  
Just you
06/23/2021 01:45PM  
Your daughter and friend would not need a license if MN residents and under age 16. Also would not need a license if not fishing.
jillpine
distinguished member(794)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
06/23/2021 03:24PM  
Or you could get them both licenses because they will see you fishing and think, “That’s looks awesome!! Can you show me how to do it?” :)
Savage Voyageur
distinguished member(14116)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished membermaster membermaster member
 
06/23/2021 03:40PM  
Like others have said, you should only need one license.

Side note we had a conservation officer, game warden show up at our campsite on lake 4. Only 3 out of the four guys were actually fishing from shore at the time. He wanted everyone’s fishing license! Even my buddy who was sleeping in the tent.
06/23/2021 07:50PM  
Savage Voyageur: "Like others have said, you should only need one license.


Side note we had a conservation officer, game warden show up at our campsite on lake 4. Only 3 out of the four guys were actually fishing from shore at the time. He wanted everyone’s fishing license! Even my buddy who was sleeping in the tent. "


I had just the opposite at Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. My buddy was on shore getting rods and tackle ready. Warden never asked for his license. I was fishing solo just out from camp. The Warden motored over and checked my license.
jkmjr
member (6)member
 
06/23/2021 09:19PM  
jillpine: "Or you could get them both licenses because they will see you fishing and think, “That’s looks awesome!! Can you show me how to do it?” :) "

I appreciate all the feedback. I'm actually an avid offshore saltwater fisherman and fly angler. My daughter has been involved in some epic fishing trips and it just never has been something she picked up. My son on the other hand......
dustytrail
distinguished member (159)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
06/24/2021 08:24AM  
From the MN DNR site


Angling - individual (nr) - Code 121
Description: Valid for Nonresidents age 18 and older. Nonresidents under age 16 do not need a license if the parent or guardian is licensed. However, the child's fish are included in adult's limit. See Fishing Regulations.
Buy license online
Fishing regulations
Angling information
Fee: $51.00
Purchase Methods:
DNR License Agents
DNR License Center
by phone
online
jkmjr
member (6)member
 
06/24/2021 10:02PM  
Just to follow-up. My daughter and her friend are both adults. I left that part out by accident. Would that change the requirement? Most places I have fished over the years requires a license for all on the boat if there is fishing equipment on that boat.

Thanks again for the guidance.
06/25/2021 08:40AM  
jkmjr: "Just to follow-up. My daughter and her friend are both adults. I left that part out by accident. Would that change the requirement? Most places I have fished over the years requires a license for all on the boat if there is fishing equipment on that boat.

Thanks again for the guidance."

No, it would not change the requirement. Only those adults who are actually fishing need a license.
 
Reply    Reply with Quote    Print Top Bottom Previous Next