Free Fishing Day June 11 (2011)
A perfect chance to catch a fish
Anyone looking for a lifelong hobby should head to an Oregon State Park for free fishing day. If you have a young Outdoor Seeker, use Free Fishing Day to reel in the “Catch a Fish” activity.
Arrive early, and you can use the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) rods and other gear. Volunteers are on hand to share tips and show how to handle a fishing rod. Oregon State Parks supports the annual event by waiving day-use parking fees at 17 parks for ODFW’s Free Fishing Weekend.
Some state parks offer special activities for Free Fishing Day, including plenty of how-to basics.
- A special Junior Ranger event at Champoeg includes everything you need to hook a fish in the Willamette River, including casting instruction.
- You can take part in a fishing derby at Joseph Stewart on Lost Creek Reservoir. Open to anglers of all ages.
- You can compete to land the biggest fish in Coffenbury Lake at Fort Stevens.
- Wallowa Lake, Collier Memorial and Fort Stevens will host fly-fishing clinics and demonstrations.
Park for free: