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Youth Fishing 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.

2015 Schedule
Calendar updated when events are submitted
2015 Dates Time Location County Event Who May Participate Sponsor and Contact Information
Fri. April 10 8:00am – 4:00pm
Klineline Park,
Vancouver, WA
Clark Special Needs Kids and Adults Fishing Event
at Klineline Pond
Special needs kids and adults Klineline Kids Fishing
PO Box 873875
Vancouver, WA 98687
(360) 608-7973
Online registration at
Sat. April 11 8:00am – 4:00pm
Klineline Park,
Vancouver, WA
Clark Kids Fishing Event
at Klineline Pond
Kids ages 5 –14 years old Klineline Kids Fishing
PO Box 873875
Vancouver, WA 98687
(360) 608-7973
Online registration at
Sat. April 18 8:00am -- 3:00pm Carter Lake, Joint Base Lewis McChord Pierce JBLM Annual Top 3 Children's Fishing Derby Ages 14 and under McChord Field Top 3
Scott G. Winchell
(253) 677-4357
Sat. Apr. 18 9 am - 12pm Pit Pond (Rock Island) Douglas The Free Rock Island Kids Fishing Day Juveniles (under 15 years old) Dave Graybill
Sat. Apr. 25 8:00am to 3:45 pm Reflection Pond (Sarg Hubbard Park) Yakima Yakima Kids' Fish-In ages 5-14 Yakima Greenway Foundation / WDFW
(509) 453-8280
Registration Form
Sat. Apr. 25 8:00am -- 2:45pm Lake Sacajawea Park,
Martin Dock
Cowlitz Lake Sacajawea
Kids Fish-In
5-14 Years Old Longview Recreation
(360) 442-5400
Registration Form
Online registration:
Sat., April 25 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. Fortson Pond #2, Darrington Snohomish 14 and under Darrington's Firemen's Association
Robert (425) 343-4241
More Information
Sat., April 25 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mill Pond, Auburn King Special needs children and siblings

Lions of Zone C-3
More Information
Registration Form

Sat., April 25 6:00 to 11:30 a.m. Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley King 14 and under Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce
Sat. April 25 5:00am to 10:00am Silver Lake Whatcom Fishing Derby Ages 15 and under Ferndale Kiwanis Club
Info on Facebook
Sun., April 26 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lake Tye, Monroe Snohomish 12 and under Sky Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited
Gary Bee (206) 818-2991
Sat. May 2 8:00am -- 3:00pm Clear Lake (Fairchild AFB Recreation Area)
Spokane Clear Lake Annual Kids Fishing Event Kids ages 5 -14 Inland Northwest Wildlife Council / WDFW
(509) 892-1001
Registration Form
Become a Sponsor
Sat., May 2 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Northern State Pond, Sedro-Woolley Skagit 14 and under Wildcat Steelhead Club
Sat., May 2 daylight to 10:00 a.m. Snoqualmie Police Dept. Pond, Snoqualmie King ages 5 to 14 Mt. Si Fish and Game Club
Sat., May 2 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Jennings Park Pond Snohomish ages 5 to 12 Everett Salmon and Steelhead Youth Organization
Sat., May 2 8:30 a.m. to noon Mill Pond, Auburn King 14 and under Save Our Fish - Auburn Chapter
Sat. May 8 5:00pm-7:00pm Columbia Park Pond Benton Tri-cities Special Needs Children and adults with disabilities The ARC of Tri-cities
Sat. May 9 9:00am-2:30pm Columbia Park Pond Benton Tri-cities Kids Fishing Day Children 5 to 14 years of age Mail-in: Kennewick Recreation 2901 Southridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99338
Sat., May 9 ages 0-9: 9:00 to 10:00 AM
ages 10-14: 11:00 AM to noon
Whatcom Falls Derby Pond, Bellingham Whatcom 14 and under Northwest Washington Steelheaders
Adam Siwinski (360) 354-4870
Sat., May 9 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lake Albert Island 14 and under Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club
Sat., May 9 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Silver Lake, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, Everett Snohomish ages 4 to 14, pre-Registration Required

Everett Salmon and Steelhead Youth Organization
and Everett Parks and Rec
More Information

Sat. May 16 8am American Lake Pierce City of Lakewood Kids Event Juveniles Dennis Higashiyama
Sat. May 16 9:00am Horseshoe Lake Clark/Cowlitz Woodland Moose Lodge Kids Fishing Event ages 14 and under Woodland Moose Lodge
Linda Jordan (360) 225-7011
Sat., May 16 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Gissberg Ponds, Twin Lakes Park, Marysville Snohomish ages 5 to 14 Everett Salmon and Steelhead Youth Organization
Sat. May 16 9:00am American Lake Pierce Ray Evans Memorial Event for Kids Ages 5 - 14 C.A.S.T. For Kids - register with Lakewood Parks and Recreation (253-983-7887)
Register online
Sat. May 23 9:00am Kress Lake Cowlitz Kress Lake Outdoors Day ages 14 and under Kalama Fire Department
Jim Walton (360) 673-2222
Sat., May 23 10:00 a.m. to noon Boucher's Pond, Sultan Snohomish 14 and under Sultan Sportsmen's Club
Contact C.H. Rowe (425) 870-4020
May 30-31
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Willow Creek Hatchery, Lynwood Snohomish 14 and under Willow Creek Hatchery information number
Contact: (425) 771-5970
Sat. June 6 Bridgeport Lagoon Douglas Bridgeport Days kids fishing derby Family Event City of Bridgeport
(509) 686-4041
Sat. Jun. 6 9 am to 1 pm Merwin Park Cowlitz Merwin Kids Fishing Derby kids 16 and under USFS (360) 449-7800
Sat., June 6 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Heart Lake, Anacortes Skagit 14 and under Puget Sound Anglers -
Fidalgo/San Juan Island Chapter and
City of Anacortes Parks & Recreation Department
Sat., June 6 Registration 8:00,
fishing 9:00 to 11:00 A
Bowman's Pond, Monroe Snohomish ages 12 and under Monroe Rod & Gun Club
Rance Prokop (360) 794-6317
Sat., June 6 8:00 a.m. to noon Tracy Owen Station, Kenmore  King 14 and under North Shore Trout Unlimited
Steve Winder
(425) 750-0946,
Sat. June 6 9:00am - 12:20pm Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Park King Fishing Kids Ages 5 - 14 C.A.S.T. For Kids -
Contact: Jessica Kelly
425-251-3202 or
Register with Renton Parks and Recreation
Sat. June 6 7-10am  
Registration starts at 6am
Easton Ponds, Easton Kittitas Easton Fishing Derby All ages welcome! Great Prizes! Easton Memorial Day Celebration Committee
Sat. June 6 11:00am to noon (Ages 4-8)
noon to 1:00pm (Ages 9-13)
Howard Bowen Memorial Park, Sumas Whatcom Howard Bowen Annual Youth Fishing Derby Ages 4-8
Ages 9-13
American Legion Post 212
Event Flyer
Sat. June 13 Bonaparte Lake Okanogan Kids' free fishing day Family event US Forest Service, Tonakset
(509) 486-2168
Sat. June 13 10-2pm Winthrop National Fish Hatchery Okanogan Winthrop Kids' Free Fishing Day Family Event Winthrop National Fish Hatchery
(509) 996-2424
Sat., June 13 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Seacrest Park, West Seattle King 14 and under West Seattle Sportsmen's Clu
Sat., June 13 ages 5-7: 9:15 to 9:45 AM
ages 8-10: 10:00 to 10:30 AM
ages 11-13: 11:00 to 11:30 AM;
ages under 5 after 11:30 AM
Fishtrap Creek at Lynden City Park, Lynden Whatcom ages 5-13 Loyal Order of Camels Club
Sat., June 13 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cabelas, Tulalip Snohomish 14 and under Cabelas, (360) 474-4880
Sat. June 13 11:00am - 4:00pm Poulsbo Marina Kitsap Fishing Kids Ages 0 - 14

C.A.S.T. For Kids
Contact: Jessica Kelly
425-251-3202 or

Sat. July 11 9:00 - 1:00 Merwin Hatchery Cowlitz Merwin Special Kids Day Children with disabilities WDFW & PacifiCorp
Reservation Line 1-800-899-4421
Not open until 4/15/15
Merwin Hatchery (360) 225-4391
Sat. June 20 9:00am - 2:30pm Island Lake Kitsap Fishing Kids Ages 5 - 14 C.A.S.T. For Kids
Contact: Jessica Kelly
425-251-3202 or /
Register with Kitsap County Parks Department
Sat., June 20-21 TBD Fazon Lake, Everson Whatcom 14 and under - RSVP required Borderline Bassin Contenders,
Bob Harriman