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Youth Fishing 2014 Event Calendar

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife teams up with businesses, organizations and volunteers from all over Washington to provide fishing opportunities for children ages 5 to 14. Most of these events take place from April through June, and each provides a day of fishing for a few dozen to several hundred kids and their families.

Each of these youth fishing events is different from all the rest. Some require pre-registration and have a cap on the number of participants while others are open to anyone who wants to drop in; some provide rod-and-reel combos that kids can take home at the end of the day, some provide loaner rods and reels, and other require that kids bring all their own tackle. To learn more, check with the local contact listed for each event on the schedule below.

Watch our kids’ fishing event highlights video to share the fun before you choose an event in your area.

2014 Schedule
Calendar updated when events are submitted
2014 Dates Time Location County Event Who May Participate Sponsor and Contact Information
Saturday
April 5
Ages 1-3
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Carter Lake,
Joint Base Lewis McChord
Pierce JBLM Annual -Top 3 Children's Fishing Derby Ages 14 and under McChord Field Top 3
Ages 4-6
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Ages 7-10 from
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ages 11-14
from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
April 11
8:00 am - 3:45 pm Klineline Pond,
Vancouver
Clark Klineline Special Needs Kids Fishing This event is intended for children with special disabilities only. For more information and/or to register

Registration Form

Saturday
April 12
8:00 am - 3:45 pm Klineline Pond,
Vancouver
Clark Annual Klineline Kids Fishing Ages 5-14 For more information and/or to register

Registration Form

Saturday
April 12
8:00 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Moses Lake
(Connelly Park)
Grant Annual Kids Fishing Derby Ages 5 -14 Moses Lake Irrigation District
Julie Smith: 509-765-8716
Saturday
April 19
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Woodland Creek Community Park Thurston Lacey Family Fish-In Ages 5-14 For more Information
Saturday
April 19
6:00 am - 8:00 am Ping Pond, Ephrata Grant Ephrata Lions Club Annual Youth Fishing Derby Ages 14 and under Ephrata Lions Club
Bill Sangster: 509-750-4196
Saturday
April 19
8:00 am - noon Banks Lake,
Coulee City Marina
Grant Coulee City Chamber of Commerce Juvenile Fishing Derby Ages 13 and under Coulee City Chamber of Commerce
Allan Fox: 509-641-1013
Saturday
April 19
9:00 am - noon Pit Pond, Rock Island Douglas Rock Island Kids Fishing Day Ages 14 and under Town of Rock Island|
Ron Bruno: 509-679-2359
Friday
April 25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Martin's Dock
(Lake Sacajawea),
Longview
Cowlitz Longview Parks & Recreation
Special Needs Fishing Derby
This event is intended for children with developmental disabilities only. To Register: Online
Phone: 360-442-5400
In Person: 2920 Douglas Street, Longview, WA 98632
Steve Plampin (Event Coordinator):
360-442-5407
Saturday
April 26
9:00 am - 2:45 pm Reflection Pond -
Sarge Hubbard Park,
Yakima
Yakima Yakima Kids' Fish-In Ages 5-14 For more information and/or to register
Saturday
April 26
8:00 am - 2:45 pm Martin's Dock
Lake Sacajawea,
Longview
Cowlitz Smiles Dental
Kid's Fish-in
Ages 5-14 Phone: 360-442-5400
In Person: 2920 Douglas Street, Longview, WA 98632
Steve Plampin (Event Coordinator):
360-442-540 or
Saturday
April 26
7:00 am - 11:00 am Black Lake, Ilwaco Pacific Black Lake Fishing Derby Ages 2-14 City of Ilwaco:
360-642-3145
Email
Saturday
April 26
6:00 am - 11:00 am Fortson Pond #2,
Darrington
Snohomish Darrington's Firemen's Association Ages 14 and under Open
Brian Mount
360-631-4015
Saturday
April 26
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Mill Pond, Auburn King Lions of Zone C-3 Special needs children and siblings Federal Way Lions
Julia Wood:
253-740-4701
For More Information
Saturday
April 26
6:00 am - 11:30 am Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley King Hooked on Fishing Fishing School Ages 12 and under Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce
For More Information
Saturday
April 26
5:00 am - 10:00 am Silver Lake Whatcom Fishing Derby 15 and under Ferndale Kiwanis Club
Saturday
April 26
9:00 am - noon Borst Lake, Centralia Lewis Annual Fishing Derby Ages 14 and under Centralia Lions Club
Contact: Innovations In Eyecare: 360-736-7385
Sunday
April 27
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Lake Tye, Monroe Snohomish Sky Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited Ages 12 and under Sky Valley Chapter website
Email
Saturday
May 3
8:00 am - 2:45 pm Fairchild AFB Recreation Area,
Clear Lake
Directions
Spokane Spokane Kid's Fishing Event at Clear Lake Ages 5-14 Become a Sponsor
Register
Saturday
May 3
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Northern State Pond,
Sedro-Woolley
Skagit Kids Fishing Derby Wildcat Steelhead Club Open
For More Information
Saturday May 3 daylight - 10:00 am Snoqualmie Police Dept. Pond,
Snoqualmie
King Mt. Si Fish and Game Club Ages 5 -14 For More Information
Saturday
May 3
8:00 am - 11:00 am Jennings Park Pond Snohomish Everett Salmon and Steelhead
Youth Organizationand
Marysville Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast
Ages 5-12 Contact Jim Brauch:
425-745-0444
Saturday
May 3
8:30 a.m. - noon Mill Pond, Auburn King Auburn Kids Derby 14 and under Puget Sound Anglers - Auburn Chapter
For More Information
Saturday
May 3
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Black Lake, Olympia Thurston Columbus Park Kid's Fishing Ages 14 and under Trout Unlimited
Bob Leingang: 360-754-8262
Saturday
May 3
7:00 am - 11:00 am Uncle John's Trailer Park Pond, Buckley Pierce Annual Kids Fishing Derby Ages 12 and under Buckley Kiwanis and Buckley Volunteer Firefighters Association
Bryan Howard: 253-261-2134
Friday
May 9
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Columbia Park Pond,
Kennewick
Benton ARC Special Needs Fishing Children of all ages with special needs ARC of Tri-Cities:
509-783-1131 ext. 0
Saturday
May 10
Ages 0-9
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Whatcom Falls Derby Pond,
Bellingham
Whatcom Northwest Washington Steelheaders Ages 14 and under Open
Adam Siwinski:
360-354-4870
Ages 10-14 from
11:00 am - noon
Saturday
May 10
7:30 am - 3:00 pm Silver Lake,
Thornton A. Sullivan Park,
Everett
Snohomish Everett Salmon and Steelhead
Youth Organization and Everett Parks and Rec
Ages 4-14 Pre-Registration Required
Contact Everett Parks and Rec
425-257-8300 ext.
Email
Fax: 425-257-8325
Saturday
May 10
9:00 am - 2:30 pm Columbia Park Pond,
Kennewick
Benton KOE Kids Fishing Day Ages 5-14 Register online
KOE Information
Saturday
May 10
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland Clark Annual Kids Fishing Derby Ages 3 - 14 Woodland Moose Lodge #2394: 360-225-7736
Saturday
May 17
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Gissberg Ponds,
Twin Lakes Park,
Marysville
Snohomish Everett Salmon and Steelhead
Youth Organization
Ages 5-14 Contact Jim Brauch:
425-745-0444
Saturday
May 17
8:00am - 1:00 pm South Lewis County Park Pond, Toledo Lewis Toledo Lions Club Kids's Fishing Derby Ages 14 and under Toledo Lions Club
Registration Form
Penny Lancaster:
253-318-6904
Saturday
May 17
8:00 - 11:00 pm Lions Park Pond,
College Place
Walla Walla College Place Lions Club Youth Fishing Derby Ages 14 and under Contact Jerry Davis:
509-525-4810
Saturday
May 17
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kress Lake, Kalama Cowlitz Kress Lake Safety Day Ages 4 - 14 Cowlitz County
Fire District 5
Sat., May 17 6:00 am to 11:00 am Conconully Lake, Conconully Okanogan Kid's Fishing Derby Ages 15 and under Okanogan Omak Rotary Club
Rodger Matlock:
509-599-6095
Sat., May 17 6:00 am to 11:00 am Conconully Reservoir, Conconully Okanogan Kid's Fishing Derby Ages 15 and under Okanogan Omak Rotary Club
Rodger Matlock:
509-599-6095
Saturday
June 7
Merwin Park Cowlitz Kids Fishing Derby at Merwin Ages 14 and under Contact Adam Haspiel:
360-449-7833
Saturday
June 7
Ages 4-8
Noon - 1:00 pm
Johnson Creek,
Sumas Park
Whatcom Howard Bowen Memorial Kids Fishing Derby Ages 4-13 American Legion Post 212
360-988-2921
Ages 9-13
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
June 7
8:00 am - 11:00 am Seacrest Park,
West Seattle
King Kid's Fishing Pond Ages 14 and under West Seattle Sportsmen's Club
Contact Greg Boyd:
206-818-4469
Saturday
June 7
7:00am - 11:30am Heart Lake,
Anacortes
Skagit Kids Fishing Derby Ages 13 and under Puget Sound Anglers - Fidalgo Island Chapter
Anacortes Parks & Recreation
Saturday
June 7
9:00 am - 11:00 am Bowman's Pond, Monroe Snohomish Youth Fishing Derby Ages 12 and under Monroe Rod & Gun Club
Rance Prokop: 360-794-6317
Saturday
June 7
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Steel Lake, Federal Way King Annual Kids Fishing Derby Ages 12 and under Save Our Fish (PSA)
Rob Larson: 253-230-2839
Saturday
June 7
8:00 am - 12:30 pm Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, Leavenworth Chelan Free Kids Fishing Day Ages 14 and under Friends of Northwest Hatcheries
Barb Kelly-Ringell: 509-548-2921
Saturday
June 14
Ages 5-7
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Fishtrap Creek at Lynden City Park, Lynden Whatcom Annual Kids Fishing Derby Ages 5-13 Loyal Order of Camels
For More Information
Ages 8-10
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ages 11-13
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ages under 5
After 11:30 am
Saturday
June 14
9:00 am - noon Spearfish Lake Klickitat Kids Fishing Day Ages 14 and under The Dalles Lock and Dam Ranger Office:
541-506-7857
David LaDouceur:
(541) 506-7802
Saturday
June 14
9:00 am - noon Guler-Mt. Adams County Park, Trout Lake Klickitat Mt. Adams District Derby Ages 12 and under Stephanie Caballero
509-395-3419
Saturday
June 14
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Winthrop National Fish Hatchery, Winthrop Okanogan Free Kids Fishing Day Ages 12 and under Friends of Northwest Hatcheries
Barb Kelly-Ringell: 509-548-2921
Saturday
June 21
TBD Fazon Lake, Everson Whatcom Fazon Lake Bluegill Derby Ages 14 and under Borderline Bassin' Contenders
RSVP required
Contact Bob Harriman
Sunday
July 6
7:00 am - 9:00 am Kiwanis Pond, Cle Elum Kittitas Kiwanis Youth Fishing Derby Ages 3-14 Cle Elum Kiwanis
Jean Cicognani
206-697-7230
Saturday
July 12
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Merwin Fish Hatchery, Ariel Cowlitz Merwin Special Kids Day This event is intended for children with disabilities only. Contact Kevin Young:
360-225-4391
To Register: 800-899-4421