March 11, 2012
NEWPORT, Ore. — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is hosting a Family Fishing Event Saturday, March 15 at Devils Lake in Lincoln City.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regatta Park. ODFW will stock the lake with 6,500 rainbow trout, including 2,000 fish that will be released in a large net pen reserved for youths.
ODFW staff and volunteers will be present to hand out equipment, and be available to teach youngsters how to bait, cast, and "reel in" their catch.
Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting.
This is the first of dozens of family fishing events that will be held throughout the state this year. These events are intended to help families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be.
“This is shaping up to be a great event,” said Christine Clapp, fish biologist in Newport. “We’ve got a lot of fish going into the lake, and we’re hoping for a lot of excited kids to reel them in.”
Licenses are required for anyone over the age of 13, and are not available at the events. If you need a fishing license you may purchase one online or at one of ODFW’s license outlets. Juvenile licenses cost $9 each. To purchase a license on-line, visit ODFW’s website at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/online_license_sales/index.asp.
For a list of other family fishing events, visit ODFW’s Outdoor Skills page at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/angling/family_fishing.asp