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Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for northeast Oregon
June 6, 2011


Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregonians to fish for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 11-12.

To help novice anglers get started, free fishing events around the region can help parents introduce their children to the joy of fishing. Events are typically geared towards kids and many provide loaner rods and reels as well as volunteers to help kids learn how to fish.

The following events are taking place throughout northeast Oregon. All events are on Saturday, June 11 unless otherwise noted.

Union County

  • Highway 203 Pond, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More information: Tim Bailey or Nadine Craft (541) 962-1830.
  • Morgan Lake, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: Tim Bailey or Nadine Craft (541) 962-1830.

Wallowa County

  • Marr Pond, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: Ron Harrod (541) 426-4467.

Umatilla County

  • Twin Ponds, 7 a.m. to noon. More information: Allison Johnson (541) 427-5305.

Morrow County

  • Willow Creek Reservoir. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Event is Sunday, June 12 only. Due to weather conditions this spring, this event may need to be cancelled. For updated information closer to the event, contact Allison Johnson (541) 427-5305.

During Free Fishing Weekend, fishing licenses and tags are not required, although all other regulations apply including bag limit and size restrictions. People who already have a combined tag for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and halibut are encouraged but not required to use it.

For a complete list of Free Fishing Weekend events throughout the state, go the ODFW website at




Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

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