Jubilee Lake Kids Fishing Derby to be hosted by the Umatilla National Forest

By on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

(Press release from Umatilla National Forest)

PENDLETON, OR —The annual Kid’s Fishing Day at Jubilee Lake will be held Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fishing instruction, games, snacks, prizes and activities make this event a day of fun for children and adults alike.

The Fishing Day is free for all participants under the age of 14, however all children over the age of 12 will be required to have a valid fishing license. Children participating in this event must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing poles will be available on loan for those who do not have one and volunteers will be on site to provide instruction to first-time anglers. Free hot dogs and soda pop will be provided to all kids who register and participate.

“We will have lots for the kids to do, including a casting contest with prizes for each age group and awards for the biggest fish caught during official derby hours,” said Bill Dowdy, Umatilla National Forest Fish Biologist. The lake will be stocked with legal and trophy-sized fish for the event.

Tri-State Steelheaders will also be conducting a fishing pole drive and collecting fishing poles in any condition. Donated poles are refurbished and will be given away to children at future events in hopes of encouraging a life-long love of fishing.

Jubilee Lake is located 12 miles northeast of Tollgate on Forest Road 64. From Highway 11 at Weston, OR, take State Highway 204 to Tollgate and turn left on Forest Road 64.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Tri-State Steelheaders, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife and the Umatilla National Forest. For more information on the Jubilee Lake Fishing Derby, please contact Kiyoshi Fujishin at (509) 522-6277 or kiyoshi.fujishin@usda.gov.

More information about the Umatilla National Forest is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/umatilla.