Family fishing at Alton Baker Canoe Canal
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Take the family fishing

Attend an ODFW family fishing event or DYI

We make it easy to take your family fishing – with free fishing events, recommended family-friendly fishing locations, and how-tos on everything from buying your gear to cooking your catch.

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Buying a license or permit

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Family fishing at Alton Baker Canoe Canal
Where to fish

We've asked our fish biologists throughout the state to pick their favorite family fishing locations. These spots are great for...

How to fish

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