ZIGZAG, Ore. - Young fishing enthusiasts are invited to sharpen their skills at the twentieth annual Junior Fishing Clinic on Saturday, June 19 at Trillium Lake.
The event was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. at the popular lake, located just off Highway 26, approximately 3 miles east of Government Camp.
There will be no cost for taking part in the fishing clinic, thanks to help from sponsors. Children up to age 13 will have the opportunity to participate in a fishing derby, learn fishing safety, and make fish prints, among other fun activities.
Educational booths will also be set up for children to play the Salmon Life Cycle Game and to learn about aquatic insects, watersheds, and aquatic ecosystems.
“Children should bring a lunch, warm clothing, a rod and reel if possible, and a cooler to bring home their catch of the day. Limited quantities of rods along with bait will be provided,” said Rick Acosta, public affairs officer for the Mt. Hood National Forest.
The fishing clinic was made possible by the sponsorship of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Thousand Lakes Campgrounds, local area merchants, and the Mt. Hood National Forest.