June 26, 2012
LEBANON, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting a free family fishing event for warmwater fish (bluegill, bass, crappie, bullhead catfish) at Cheadle Lake in Lebanon. The event will take place on Sunday, July 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.
“This is a great way to introduce the family to fishing,” said Karen Hans, ODFW Salmon Trout Enhancement Program Biologist.
ODFW will provide loaner fishing rods, reels, and will have bait, bobber kits and materials about more fishing opportunities for participants at the event. There also will be plenty of ODFW staff and volunteers to show families how to get started fishing.
While trout are not stocked in Cheadle Lake, the lake has warmwater fish like bluegill, bass, crappie, and bullhead catfish. There is a boat ramp, fishing platform and trail around the lake. Non-motorized boats or those with electric motors are allowed on the lake. The lake also has many back water areas excellent for kayaks and canoes.
All fishing regulations apply. Anglers aged 13 years and younger will not need a fishing license; anglers 14-17 years old will need a juvenile license.
The event is part of ODFW’s Family Fishing Program, designed to introduce families to the fun of fishing. For more information about the event at Cheadle Lake, call Karen Hans at (541) 757 5251. For a list of other Family Fishing Events throughout the state, visit the ODFW Web site at www.dfw.state.or.us.
Cheadle Lake is located at 2700 River Drive in Lebanon. It can be accessed from the west on Russell Road.