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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 April 1,   9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034 Youth only event
Coos Bay Empire Lakes April 29, 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Antonio Salgado,  541-888-5515  
Cottage Grove   Row River Nature Park April 8,   9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Katherine Nordholm, 541-726-3515, ext 28  
Gervais  St. Louis Ponds April 15, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034  
Hebo     Hebo Lake April 15, 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ron Rehn, 503-842-2741, ext. 244  
Hermiston McNary Channel Ponds April 1,   10:00 a.m. – noon William Duke,  541-276-2344  
Molalla Shorty’s Pond April 8,   9:30 – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034  
Rainer   Trojan Pond April 22, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034  
Lincoln City Devils Lake (Regatta Park) April 22, 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Christine Clapp,  541-265-8306,  ext 253  
MAY
Dufur     Baldwin Pond     May 13, 8:00 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, 10:00 a.m.- noon William Duke, 541-276-2344         
Mosier Bikini Pond May 6, 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jeremy Stahler, 541-296-4628  
Parkdale Middle Fork Irrigation Pond May 20,   8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jeremy Stahler   541-296-4628  
Powers Powers Pond May 20, 8:00 a.m. – noon Antonio Salgado,  541-888-5515  
Sheridan                             Sheridan Pond    May 6,   9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034                
Vernonia                                            Vernonia Pond   FRIDAY, May 5,  9:00 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
Azalea                                 Galesville Reservoir SUNDAY June 4, 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353  
Bend                     Pine Nursery Pond June 3, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jen Luke, 541-388-6366   
Diamond Lake    Diamond Lake    June 3,  9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353        
Eugene                                Alton Baker Canoe Canal June 3,  9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Katherine Nordholm, 541-726-3515 ext 28  
Florence Cleawox Lake June 3,  9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Christine Clapp 541-265-8306 ext253  
Gervais                 St. Louis Ponds June 3,  9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop, 971-673-6034                
Heppner Cutsforth Pond   June 10, 8:30 – 11 a.m. William Duke, 541-276-2344         
Lakeside Eel Lake/Tugman STP June 3,  9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Antonio Salgado,  541-888-5515  
Reedsport Lake Marie          SUNDAY June 4,  9:00 - 3:00 p.m. Evan Leonetti, 541-440-3353        
Sutherlin                             Cooper Creek June 3,  9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Evan Leonetti     541-440-3353      
Toledo
Olalla Reservoir June 3,  9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Christine Clapp   541-265-8306 ext253  
JULY
Logsden Luuke Illahee Fish Hatchery July 9, 9:00 a.m. – 2 a.m. Christine Clapp, 541-265-8306 ext253  
Pendleton Jubilee Lake  July 8, 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. William Duke      541-276-2344     Youth only event
AUGUST
Charleston Charleston Marina August 12,  9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Antonio Salgado,  541-888-5515  
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