Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a Family Fishing Event Saturday, March 19 at Devils Lake in Lincoln City.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regatta Park. ODFW will stock the lake with rainbow trout, including 2,000 fish that will be released in a large net pen reserved for youth fishing.
ODFW staff and volunteers will be present to hand out equipment, and be available to teach youngsters how to bait, cast, and “reel in” their catch.
Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting.
This is the first of dozens of family fishing events that will be held throughout the state this year. These events are intended to help families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be.
“This will be our third annual event at Devil’s Lake,” said Christine Clapp, fish biologist in Newport. “It’s still a relatively small event compared to some others, so it’s a great opportunity to get your kids out fishing without the lines that form at some of our other events.”
Kids 11 and under fish free at this event. Youth 12-17 need a youth license, which can be purchased for $10 online at the ODFW website or any field office or license outlet. Licenses will not be sold at the event.
For a list of other family fishing events, visit ODFW’s Outdoor Skills page by clicking here.