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Let’s go fishing on Saturday: 50 places to fish within 60 minutes of Portland

July 9, 2009


Portland, Ore. – No time to fish or enjoy the outdoors? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a solution for busy Oregonians who want to wet a line this summer with the introduction of its new publication “50 places to fish within 60 minutes of Portland.” Whether you are a beginning or an experienced angler, there is a fishing spot for you in the metro area. 

To get a copy of the flyer and learn about the amazing number of places there are to fish in the greater Portland area, stop by Pioneer Courthouse Square on Sat., July 11 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. ODFW staff will be on hand to talk about fish species and regulations.  A selection of fishing rods will be on display to help anglers and potential anglers get geared up for the type of fish they want to catch.

“Portland is a unique city. Not only do we have great rivers, ponds and lakes to fish within a short drive of the city, we have a great diversity of fish available from trout to salmon to bass,” said Todd Alsbury, district fish biologist for ODFW’s North Willamette Watershed. “It’s easy to get out for a half-day or full day of fishing.”

ODFW will use this event as an opportunity to roll out a new online fishing map that highlights Portland area fishing venues. Based on Google Maps technology, this new interactive tool helps visitors pinpoint fishing locations, provides directions and information on what to expect when they get there. The fishing map is located on the ODFW website.

For a copy of the publication (pdf)




Alan Ritchey (503) 947-6229
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023
Fax: (541) 673-0372

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