Free Fishing Day June 11 (2011)


A perfect chance to catch a fish

Go Play! Fly FishingAnyone 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.

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Posted on June 8, 2011, in state parks and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Free Fishing Day June 11…….and I receive the email on June 12..????

    • Thank you for your comment. The last Go Guide was published Wednesday, June 8 (We post every other Wednesday). You might doublecheck your subscription settings. Just follow the Subscription Management link (on the bottom of a “Go Guide” e-mail). In the browser window, look for the Delivery Frequency dropdown menu. Set the delivery frequency to weekly. Follow the Settings link on top of the page to set the delivery day and time (suggest late Wednesday or Thursday).

  2. Next year, would you please highlight information about Free Fishing Day a week or two sooner? (We subscribe to the weekly digest, so we found out on June 13 that there was free fishing on June 11.) Thanks!

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