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ODFW to Host Youth Fishing Event at Hebo Lake



April 22, 2008


Tracy Crews (503) 842-2741, ext. 244
Fax: (503) 842-8385

Tillamook, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free youth fishing event at Hebo Lake in Hebo on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is part of ODFW’s Youth Angling Enhancement Program, designed to introduce young people to the fun of fishing. The department will provide rods, reels, tackle and bait for use by young anglers who are fishing for the first time or do not have their own fishing equipment. Participants should feel free to bring their own equipment if they prefer.

ODFW staff and volunteers will be on hand to help participants learn how to bait the hook, cast the rod and land the fish. There also will be casting contest and packets of fishing information.

To increase the fun factor, ODFW will be stocking 1,000 rainbow trout for the event.

“This is a great first event for any child that’s always wanted to learn how to fish,” said Tracy Crews, ODFW biologist.

Under Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, anglers 13 years old and younger can fish for free. A juvenile license is required for anglers 14-17 years of age. All other anglers must have an adult fishing license. All fishing regulations will apply.

Hebo Lake is located in the Siuslaw National Forest just off Highway 22.  Arrangements have been made with USFS Hebo Ranger Station to waive the day use fee for those families participating in the event. 

The Youth Angling Enhancement Program is made possible, in part, through a partnership with the Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation. For information about the event at Hebo Lake call the Tracy Crews at (503) 842-2741, ext. 244. To find out more about other YAEP events throughout the state, go to




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