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Family fishing event coming up at St. Louis Ponds

Oct. 3, 2016

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free family fishing event Saturday, Oct. 8 at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ODFW will release hundreds of trout to lure families interested in learning about trout fishing. In addition, ODFW will provide rods, reels and tackle and bait, on a first-come first-served basis. People are welcome to bring their own fishing gear if they prefer but are not required to do so.

Participants who want to bring their own fishing gear are welcome to do so. Loaner fishing rods and reels will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anglers ages 11 and under can fish for free while those 12-17 will require a youth, which are available for $10 at ODFW’s website (www.odfw.com), offices and license agents. Adult anglers will need a regular fishing license. Licenses will not be sold on site the day of the event so people planning to participate should get their licenses ahead of time.

St. Louis Ponds is a 54-acre complex of seven ponds jointly owned and managed by ODFW and Marion County Parks. It is located 13 miles north of Salem and west of Interstate 5. To get to there from I-5, take the Woodburn exit. Then go east to Hwy. 99E. At Hwy. 99E, head south to Gervais Road. Go west on Gervais Road through the town of Gervais. The road eventually changes to St Louis Road. Continue west on St Louis Road as it crosses over I-5 to Tesch Road, at the railroad crossing. Go left on Tesch Road and follow the signs to the ponds. Gates to the complex will open at 8 a.m. the day of the family fishing event.

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Contact:

Jeff Fulop (971) 673-6034
Rick Swart (971) 673-6038

 
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