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Family Fishing Events

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invite you to introduce youth to the fun of fishing through Family Fishing Days.

Family Fishing Events offer a host of fishing opportunities at stocked ponds throughout the state. On-site ODFW staff and volunteers provide equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast, and help kids "reel in" their catch. Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting. The program provides a unique opportunity for families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be! Licenses are required for anyone 12 years and older, and are not available at the events. If you need a fishing license you may purchase one online.

Free Fishing Weekend

2017 events

All events are on a Saturday, unless otherwise noted

NEAREST TOWN LOCATION DATE AND TIME CONTACT OTHER
APRILApril 22 and 23 is Free Fishing Weekend
Canby   Canby Pond Apr 1, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034 Youth only event
Cottage Grove  Row River Nature Park Apr 8, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Katherine Nordholm, 541-726-3515, xxt 28  
Gervais St. Louis Ponds Apr 15, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034  
Hebo     Hebo Lake Apr 15, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Ron Rehn, 503-842-2741, ext. 244  
Hermiston McNary Channel Ponds Apr 1, 10 a.m. - noon William Duke,  541-276-2344  
Lincoln City              Devil’s Lake (Regatta Park) Apr 22,  9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christine Clapp, 541-265-8306,  ext 253  
Molalla Shorty’s Pond Apr 8, 9:30 - 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034  
Rainer   Trojan Pond Apr 22, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034  
MAY
Dufur    Baldwin Pond    May 13, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jeremy Stahler  541-296-4628  
Eugene                                 Alton Baker Canoe Canal     SUNDAY, May 7, 9:30 a.m. -  1:30 p.m. Katherine Nordholm 541-726-3515 ext 29  
Gresham                             Mt. Hood Pond May 27, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034 Youth only event
Hermiston                           McNary Channel Ponds - COE       May 20, 10 a.m.- noon William Duke, 541-276-2344          
Mosier Bikini Pond May 6, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jeremy Stahler, 541-296-4628  
Parkdale Middle Fork Irrigation Pond May 20, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jeremy Stahler  541-296-4628  
Sheridan                              Sheridan Pond  May 6,  9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034                
Vernonia                                             Vernonia Pond  May 6  9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ron Rehn, 503-842-2741 ext 244  
Waldport             Eckman Lake      May 20, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Christine Clapp,  541-265-8306 ext253  
JUNEJune 3 and 4 is Free Fishing Weekend
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Thissell Pond Jun 3, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Christine Clapp 541-265-8306 ext253  
Azalea                                   Galesville Reservoir SUNDAY June 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353  
Bend                     Pine Nursery Pond June 3, 9  a.m. – 1 p.m. Jen Luke, 541-388-6366  
Diamond Lake   Diamond Lake   Jun 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353        
Eugene                                 Alton Baker Canoe Canal Jun 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Katherine Nordholm, 541-726-3515 ext 28  
Gervais                 St. Louis Ponds Jun 3, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034                
Heppner                              Cutsforth Pond TUESDAY Jun 10, 8:30 – 11 a.m. William Duke, 541-276-2344          
Reedsport Lake Marie          Jun 4,  9:00 - 3:00 Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353        
Sutherlin                              Cooper Creek Jun 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Evan Leonetti    541-440-3353      
Toledo
Olalla Reservoir Jun 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Christine Clapp 541-265-8306 ext253  
Florence
Cleawox Lake Jun 3, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Christine Clapp 541-265-8306 ext253  
JULY
Logsden Luuke Illahee Fish Hatchery Jul 9, 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Christine Clapp, 541-265-8306 ext253  
Pendleton                           Jubilee Lake       July 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. William Duke      541-276-2344     Youth only event
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