Apr 29, 2016

Kids Fishing Events in the Columbia Gorge

Getting kids into fishing:

There are several kids fishing events coming up in the near future in our area.  These are an excellent way to expose kids to fishing in a positive environment that focuses on learning and fun!  Meet other families that are introducing their kids to fishing and find out when and where to take kids fishing that will keep them engaged.

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Free Youth Fishing Clinic
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Mayer State Park: The Dalles, OR
Contact:  Jeremy Stahler - 541 296 4628
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife free youth fishing clinic. Children 11 and under are invited (license required for children 12 and older) all children must be accompanied by an adult. Loaner gear available or bring fishing gear. Free hot dogs and soft drinks! 

Saturday May 14, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Middle Fork Pond
On Laurence Lake Road about a mile before Laurence Lake near Parkdale, OR

  • Free BBQ and refreshments
  • Fun Arts and Crafts
  • Competitions and drawings for cool prizes
For more information contact:
Darcy Saiget @ the Hood River Ranger Station

Oregon Fish Wildlife Kids Fishing Event
May 28, 2016
Mt. Hood Pond in Gresham @ Mt. Hood Community College
Contact:  Jeff Fulop - 503 673 6034
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This will be similar to The Dalles area event, Fun activities and clinics for kids to learn about fishing as well as for parents to find out more about when and where to fish in the future.

Klickitat, WA Chapter:  Trout Unlimited Kids Fishing Day
June 11, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Spearfish Lake and Park
Dallesport, WA
Contact:  The Dalles Lock & Dam Ranger Office (541) 506-7819 or

Klickitat Trout Unlimited (907) 205-0974 or www.facebook.com/klickitattroutunlimited

There are tons of other youth and family events across Oregon throughout the spring and summer.
Check out other ODFW youth/family events across Oregon here:

Andrew Perrault
Columbia Gorge Fishing Reports
Gorge Fly Shop | Product Specialist

"Fly Fish the World with Us"

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