June 28, 2012
NEWPORT, Ore. — Youth 17 and younger are invited to participate in a Family Fishing Event on Sunday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lhuuke Illahee Fish Hatchery in Logsden, east of Siletz.
The event is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, and is part of the ODFW Outdoors Program, which is designed to introduce youth and their families to the skills they need to enjoy fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing as lifelong activities.
The event will include everything participants need to enjoy some quality fishing, including rods and reels to borrow, and volunteer instructors to show them how to bait a hook, cast a rod, and land a fish. Equipment will also be available for those who would like to try fly fishing.
“Family Fishing Events are a great introduction to the sport of fishing,” said Christine Clapp, ODFW fish biologist in Newport. “The Lhuuke Illahee pond is a wonderful place to learn with great bank access on all sides.”
Under the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, anglers aged 13 and under do not need a fishing license. Anglers between the ages of 14 and 17 must possess a Juvenile Angling License, which can be purchased from any ODFW office or license agent for $9. Licenses will not be sold at the Family Fishing Event so those who need them should plan to purchase them ahead of time. Admission is free. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Lhuuke Illahee Fish Hatchery, owned by the Siletz Tribe, is located east of the city of Siletz.To get to the hatchery from Highway 20, take Highway 229 to Siletz and turn east on the Logsden Road. The hatchery is five miles past the Logsden Store on the right, at milepost 13.