ODFW to host youth angling event at Hebo Lake

Tillamook, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
invites young anglers to take part in its Youth Angling Enhancement
Program Saturday, April 25 at Hebo Lake from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
event is free and ODFW staff and volunteers will be on hand to
assist youngsters who want to learn how to fish.

ODFW will stock the lake with 2,500 rainbow trout from ODFW’s
Salmon River Fish Hatchery.

ODFW will provide equipment including rods, reels and bait.
Angling Education Instructors will be present to answer questions
and offer assistance to less experienced youth anglers.

“This is an excellent opportunity for kids to discover fishing,”
said Robert Bradley, assistant district fish biologist for ODFW’s
North Coast Watershed. “We’ll have plenty of experienced staff and
anglers at the event to answer any questions and provide
instruction.”

Under Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, anglers ages 13 and
under can fish for free while those 14-17 will need to have a
juvenile angling license. All fishing regulations continue to apply
during this event.

Hebo Lake is a 2-acre lake located 3 ½ miles east of the Hebo
Ranger Station on the Hebo Mountain Road. From Hebo, take Hwy. 22 ¼
miles east, then turn left onto Forest Road 14. The U.S. Forest
Service, which manages the lake and campground, will waive the $5
day use fee during this event. Overnight camping fees will continue
to apply.

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