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Steelhead Fishing 101 Workshop

December 1, 2019

Learn all of the basics of steelhead fishing in the Sandy River Chapter’s full-day workshop for beginning anglers! There will be both classroom teaching and hands-on training at the River in Glenn Otto Community Park, Troutdale. Our expert anglers are excited to introduce you to the fishing community!


Program Schedule

7:45am:  Volunteer Sign-In & Orientation

8:15am:  Participant Sign-In

9:00am:  Welcome, introductions, and overview of the event

9:10am:  Oregon’s Outdoor Skills Workshops & Events

9:15am:  Steelhead: What are they? Where do you find them?

9:25am:  Morning snack

9:30am – 12:00pm:  Station Rotations

  • Station 1: Casting – what to bring & wear
  • Station 2: Knot tying
  • Station 3: Rods, reels, and rigging

12:00pm – 12:40pm:  Lunch

12:40pm – 2:30pm:  Station Rotations

  • Station 1: Drift fishing
  • Station 2: Float fishing
  • Station 3: Spinner & Spoon fishing

2:30pm:  Afternoon snack

2:40pm:  Afternoon check-in, questions, and how to take care of your catch

3:05pm:  Door prizes

3:15pm:  Navigating Oregon’s fishing regulations and license requirements

3:25pm:  On-the-water session logistics

3:45pm:  Station Rotation

  • Station 1: Tackle box/gear
  • Station 2: Ask an angler
  • Station 3: Planning your trip
  • Station 4: Knot tying

4:45pm: Check-in rods & wrap-up


Contact Jim Cathcart, Angler Education Director, at (503) 238-4775, ext. 106 or email at ornavigator@hotmail.com to sign up as a volunteer or with any questions.


December 1, 2019
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Sam Cox Building at Glenn Otto Park
1102 E Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060 United States
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Sandy River Chapter President Greg Reed
Jim Cathcart