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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.

2018 Schedule of Upcoming Events
This calendar is updated as events are submitted.
2018 Dates Time Location County Event Who May Participate Sponsor and
Contact Information
Saturday,
Jun. 2

Session times:
9 a.m., 9:40 a.m.,
10:20 a.m., 11 a.m.,
11:40 a.m.

Lake Washington,
Seattle

King

Fishing Kids

Youths ages 5-14

Kristen Phillips
425-251-3202

Register online

Saturday,
Jun. 2
7 a.m.-11 a.m.Heart Lake, AnacortesSkagitKids Fishing EventYouths ages 14 and underPuget Sound Anglers (Fidalgo/San Juan Island Chapter) and City of Anacortes Parks & Recreation Department
Nicole Johnston 360-293-1918

Registration preferred
Saturday,
Jun. 2
7 a.m.-12 p.m.Steel Lake, Federal WayKingHooked on FishingYouths ages 14 and underSave Our Fish (Auburn Chapter) and City of Federal Way
Russ Carver, 253-318-8523
Saturday,
Jun. 2
9 a.m.-12:20 p.m.Lake Washington,
Gene Coulon Park,
Renton
KingC.A.S.T. for KidsYouths ages 5-14C.A.S.T. for Kids and City of Renton
Kristen Phillips, 425-251-3202

Register online
Saturday,
Jun. 2
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.Tracy Owen Station, KenmoreKingKids Fishing EventYouths ages 14 and underNorth Shore Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Steve Winder, 425-750-0946
Saturday,
Jun. 2
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (ages 4-8)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ages 9-13)
Howard Bowen Memorial Park,
Sumas
WhatcomHoward Bowen Youth Fishing DerbyYouths ages 4-13American Legion Post 212
Saturday,
Jun. 2
8 a.m.-11 a.m.Seacrest Park, SeattleKingAnnual Kids Fishing EventYouths ages 14 and underWest Seattle Sportsmen's Club
Greg Boyd, 206-818-4469 or greg@wssportsmen.org
Saturday,
Jun. 9
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (ages 5-7)
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (ages 8-10)
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (ages 11-13)
11:30 a.m. (ages under 5)
Fishtrap Creek,
Lynden City Park, Lynden
WhatcomLoyal Order of Camels Annual Kids Fishing DerbyYouths ages 13 and underLoyal Order of Camels
Jeff Price
Saturday,
Jun. 16
Session times:
9 a.m., 10 a.m.,
11 a.m.,12:30 p.m.,
1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Island Lake,
Poulsbo
KitsapFishing KidsYouths ages 5-14Kristen Phillips
425-251-3202

Register online
Saturday,
Jun. 16
9 a.m.-2 p.m.Wapato Park,
Tacoma
PierceFish Tacoma!Youths ages 14 and underGet Hooked Foundation and Metro Parks Tacoma
Register online
Wednesday,
Jul. 4
8 a.m.-1 p.m.Blackbird Pond,
Leavenworth
ChelanBlackbird Kids Fishing DerbyYouths ages 14 and underIcicle Chapter of Trout Unlimited,
Robert Stroup
Saturday,
Jul. 14
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Foss Waterway,
Tacoma
PierceC.A.S.T. for KidsYouths ages 5-17Kristen Phillips
425-251-3202

Register online
Saturday,
Jul. 14
9 a.m.-1 p.m.Merwin Fish Hatchery, ArielCowlitzMerwin Special Kids Fishing DerbySpecial needs youths ages 4-18Pacific Power and Washington Department of Wildlife

For more information contact the Merwin Fish Hatchery, 360-225-4391

Pre-register by June 30, 800-899-4421

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Saturday,
Sep. 8
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Lake Washington,
Seattle
KingC.A.S.T. for KidsYouths ages 5-17Kristen Phillips
425-251-3202

Register online
Saturday,
Sep. 29
8 a.m.-2 p.m.Lake Washington,
Seattle
KingTake a Warrior FishingMilitary personnelKristen Phillips
425-251-3202

Register online

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