NEWPORT, Ore. – Youth 17 and younger are invited to a free fishing event on Sunday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Siletz Tribe’s Lhuuke Illahee Hatchery in Logsden. This event was originally scheduled to take place at the Dundas Pond in Siletz, but the location has been changed back to the Lhuuke Illahee Hatchery in Logsden.
The event is sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. It will take place at the hatchery pond, which will be stocked with rainbow trout for the Siletz Tribe’s annual Culture Camp and this public event.
A feature of ODFW’s Outdoor Program, the event will include everything participants need to enjoy some quality fishing, including rods, fly rods, reels, tackle and bait. Volunteer instructors will be on site to demonstrate how to gear up, cast, and land fish.
The event is open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Anglers 11 years old and younger do not need a fishing license. However, anglers 12-17 years of age will need a youth license, which can be purchased for $10 at myODFW.com. The $10 youth license includes angling, hunting, shellfish, and the Columbia River Endorsement. Licenses must be purchased in advance as they will not be sold on-site the day of the event and there is no cell service on-site. Admission is free, and participants must be accompanied by an adult. Youth anglers are subject to a 2-fish bag limit at this event.
To get to the Lhuuke Illahee Hatchery from the coast via Highway 20, take Highway 229 north to Siletz and turn right (east) on Logsden Rd. The hatchery is 5 miles past the Logsden Store on the right (milepost 13).
If driving from the I-5 corridor, take Highway 20 west to Blodgett, and then go north on the Summit Highway (Hwy. 180) toward Nashville. From Nashville, go north on the Logsden Road (Hwy. 410) for about 9 miles. The hatchery will be on your left near milepost 13.