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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.

2017 Schedule
Calendar updated when events are submitted
2017 Dates Time Location County Event Who May Participate Sponsor and Contact Information
Fri. April 7 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) 909-1946
Online registration at klineline-kf.org
Sat. April 8 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) 909-1946
Online registration at klineline-kf.org
Sat. April 15 8:00 am-2:30 pm Longs Pond
Woodland Creek Community Park
6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Directions
Thurston Lacey Family Fish-In Kids age 5-14 years old Puget Sound Anglers,
City of Lacey
Phone: Lacey Parks and Recreation
(360) 491-0857

Must pre-register, $5.00 fee
First 600 receive free rod/reel and opportunity to catch 2 rainbow trout

Sat. April 15th  8 - 11:00 am Failor Lake Grays Harbor  Kids Fishing Derby  Ages 14 and under Grays Harbor Poggie Club
Sat. April 22nd  Daylight - 10:00am Bowers and Inez Lakes (aka Vance Creek Ponds #1 and #2) Grays Harbor  All Ages Fishing Derby All Ages Elma Game Club
Sat. April 22nd  Daylight - 12:00pm (Noon) Cases Pond Pacific  Kids Fishing Derby  Ages 0 - 14 Willapa Harbor Lions Club and Dennis Company
Sat. April 22nd  7 - 11:00 am Black Lake  Pacific  Black Lake Fishing Derby Ages 2 - 14 City of Ilwaco - Parks and Rec. Commission
Ilwaco, Wa.
(360) 642 - 3145
Sat. April 22nd  7 - 12:00 am Lake Aberdeen Grays Harbor  Kids Fishing Derby  Ages 3 - 15  Aberdeen VFW
Sat. April 22 8:00 am-3:45 pm Reflection Pond at Sarg Hubbard Park,
Yakima, WA
Yakima Kids Fishing Event at Reflection Pond Kids ages
5 –14 years old
Mail in application
Yakima Greenway Foundation
or Register on-line at .
http://www.yakimagreenway.org/kids-fish-in
509-453-8280
Sat., April 22 6:00 to 11:00 a.m. Fortson Pond #2, Darrington Snohomish Kids Fishing Event 14 and under Darrington's Firemen's Association
Sat., April 22 6:00 to 11:30 a.m. Lake Wilderness, Maple Valley King Kids Fishing Event 14 and under Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce

Sat., April 22 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. Silver Lake, Maple Falls Whatcom Kids Fishing Event 14 and under Ferndale Kiwanis Club
Sun., April 23 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lake Tye, Monroe Snohomish Kids Fishing Event 12 and under Sky Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited
Gary Bee (206) 818-2991
Sat. April 29 8:00 am-2:45 pm Lake Sacajawea Park, Martin Dock, Longview Cowlitz Kids Fish-In Kids ages
5 –14 years old

Mail in application
or Register on-line at .
http://www.mylongview.com/recreation
360-442-5400


Registration deadline: April 26
Sat. April 29 9:00 am-1:00 pm Auburn Mill Pond Park King Special Needs Youth Fishing Derby Pre-school and school age special needs youth The Lions of District 19C, Zone C-3
Flyer
Sat., May 6 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  Clear Lake (Fairchild AFB Recreation Area)
Directons
Spokane Clear Lake Annual Kids Fishing Event Ages 5 -14 Randy Osborne, WDFW -
509-892-1001 ext. 302
Registration Form
Business Donation Letter
Sat. May 13th  8 - 2:00 pm Duck Lake
Ocean Shores, WA
Grays Harbor  Youth Fishing Derby  Ages 17 and under Ocean Shores Elks Club # 2581
Sat. May 13th 10:00 a.m. to noon Boucher's Pond, Sultan Snohomish Kids Fishing Event 14 and under Sultan Sportsmen's Club, contact
C.H. Rowe (425) 870-4020
Sat., May 20 9:00am - 2:00pm American Lake Pierce Ray Evans Memorial Event for Kids Ages 5 - 14 City of Lakewood & C.A.S.T. for Kids - Registration info
Sat., June 3 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Heart Lake, Anacortes Skagit Kids Fishing Event 14 and under; pre-Registration Preferred, Nicole Johnston (City of Anacortes) 360-293-1918 Puget Sound Anglers
Fidalgo/San Juan Island Chapter and City of Anacortes Parks & Recreation Department
Sat., June 3 7:00 to noon Steel Lake, Federal Way King Hooked on Fishing 14 and under Save Our Fish -
Auburn Capter and City of Federal Way
Sat., June 3 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Lake Washington, Gene Coulon Park, Renton King Fishing Kids ages 5 to 14, pre-Registration Required C.A.S.T. for Kids -
Registration
Sat., June 3 8:00 a.m. to noon Tracy Owen Station, Kenmore  King Kids Fishing Event 14 and under North Shore Trout Unlimited;
Steve Winder (425) 750-0946, stev@rwinder.com
Sat., June 3 11:00 am. to noon;
ages 4-8
noon to 1:00 pm
ages 9-14
Howard Bowen Memorial Park Whatcom Kids Fishing Event 14 and under American Legion Post 212
Sat., June 3 to Sun, June 4 10:00 am. to 4:00 pm Willow Creek Hatchery, Lynwood Snohomish Willow Creek Open House - Edmond's Waterfront Festival 14 and under Edmonds Trout Unlimited
Sat., June 10 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Seacrest Park, West Seattle King Kids Fishing Event 14 and under West Seattle Sportsmen's Club, www.wssportsmen.org OR
email: info@wssportsmen.org
Sat., June 10 9:15 to 9:45 am;
ages 5-7
10:00 to 10:30 am
ages 8-10
11:00 to 11:30 am
ages 11-13;
11:30 am
ages under 5
Fishtrap Creek at Lynden City Park, Lynden Whatcom Loyal Order of Camels Club Annual Kids Fishing Derby ages 5-13 Loyal Order of Camels Club
Sat. June 10 6 - 11:00 am  Lake Sylvia  Grays Harbor  Kids Fishing Derby  Ages 3 - 15  Montesano Moose Lodge #1210
Prizes awarded to top 10 largest trout per age group (3 - 6), (7 - 9), (10 - 12), (13 - 15)
Sat., June 17 9:00am - 2:30pm Island Lake Kitsap Fishing Kids Ages 5 - 14 C.A.S.T. for Kids -
Registration
Sat. June 24 10:00am - 2:00pm Goose Lake on the Mt. Adams Ranger District, Gifford Pinchot National Forest Skamania Kids Fishing Day at Goose Lake Kids ages 5- 14 yrs. old (will receive loaner rod) Kids ages 15 and older must have a WA State fishing license.

No registration required
Contact: Stephanie Caballero at Mt. Adams Ranger District
Email: scaballero@fs.fed.us
Phone: 509-395-3419

Would you like your nonprofit youth fishing event listed here?   
For consideration, please email details on date, participation, etc. to  Bruce.Baker@dfw.wa.gov