April 30, 2012
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a Family Fishing event Saturday, May 5 at Reinhart Pond in Grants Pass from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
ODFW will team up with Crater Bass to provide loaner fishing rods, reels, and will have bait, bobber kits and information about additional fishing opportunities at the event. Staff and volunteers also will be on hand to answer questions and help participants hone their fishing skills.
“This is a great opportunity for families to discover a new outdoor activity they can enjoy together,” said Chuck Fustish, ODFW fish biologist in Central Point.
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, which can be purchased in advance at ODFW field stations and license outlets but not on site the day of the event.
The Reinhart Pond is located within Reinhart Volunteer Park, 1690 SW Webster Rd. in Grants Pass.
The pond is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.
The event is part of ODFW’s Family Fishing Program, designed to introduce families to the fun of fishing. For more information about the event at Reinhart Pond, call Chuck Fustish at (541)826- 8774. For a list of other Family Fishing Events throughout the state, visit the ODFW web site.