Free fishing derby for kids in Asotin County

KID FISHING — The Umatilla National Forest and Asotin County Sportsmen's Association are celebrating National Fishing Week with two kid fishing derbies on the Washington side of th Blue Mountains next weekend.

No fishing license will be needed, but children participating in these events will need to bring their own fishing gear and must be accompanied by an adult.

June 11: West Evans Pond - west of Clarkston on Highway 12.

June 12: Rainbow Lake - 14 miles south of Pomeroy along the Tucannon River Road (Forest Road 47).

Read on for details.


The Pomeroy Ranger District, in cooperation with the Asotin County Sportsmen, are sponsoring two free fishing activities.  The first  will be held Saturday, June 11, at West Evans Pond, located two miles west on Highway 12 out of Clarkston, Washington.  

The second Free Fishing Derby will be held Sunday, June 12, at Rainbow Lake, located adjacent to the Tucannon Fish Hatchery along the Tucannon River (Forest Road 47.)  

Registration for both events will begin at 8:00 AM and are open for all children 14-years old and younger.  Prizes will be awarded at both derbies for the “smallest” and “biggest” fish caught.  There will also be raffle drawings for prizes at the end of the event around noon.  Hot dogs and pop are provided to all kids who register and participate.  

Info: Pomeroy District Office at (509) 843-1891.

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