May 28, 2021
Trout group posing for a photo. Photo by Kristina Peterson.

Hooked on Family Fishing: Breaking Through Environmental Barriers

It is lightly drizzling and I pull into the parking lot at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon on Saturday, April 24th, 2021. The inaugural Hooked on Family Fishing Day hosted by the Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS) has finally arrived, something that I had been planning for over 4 months. Banners are hung, 50 rainbow trout are happily swimming in their portable pond, and our 12 volunteers are anxiously waiting at their activity stations.
June 2, 2022

When it Rains it Pours: Families Hooked on Fishing

The weather on the morning of April 30th, 2022 was indecisive. Patches of blue sky and sun dared everyone to hope that the torrential rain forecasted for the day might just decide to pass on by. At the entrance to Camp Angelos, 15 cars were parked in a line waiting for the clock to strike eight and the gate to open. Students get to watch up close as salmon eggs hatch and grow to fry right before their eyes before being released into local waterways.