GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Young people looking for a fishing opportunity can join Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. May 19 at Reinhart Pond in Grants Pass.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked the pond with 600 legal sized rainbow trout for this Youth Angling Enhancement Program event. Crater Bass in cooperation with ODFW will provide hooks, bait, and fishing rods for the event.
“This is a great opportunity to introduce children to the fun of fishing and encourage participation in outdoor recreation activities,” said Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Biologist Chuck Fustish. “A lot of credit goes to the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation for all their hard work and financial contributions to help make this event happen.”
The program is funded through a $50,000 appropriation from the Oregon Legislature and a partnership with the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation, which has pledged an additional $50,000 and is working with ODFW to develop and promote youth fishing opportunities throughout the state.
Anglers 13 years of age and under can fish for free. A juvenile license is required for anglers 14-17 years of age. All state fishing regulations continue to apply.