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Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for northeast Oregon

May 28, 2013

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites Oregonians to fish for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 1-2.

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 1.

Union County

  • Morgan Lake, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: Tim Bailey (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, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information: Allison Johnson (541) 427-5305.

Grant County

  • 7th Street Pond (John Day), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information: Brent Smith (541) 575-1167.

During Free Fishing Weekend, fishing licenses and tags are not required, although all other regulations apply including bag limit and size restrictions.

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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