Kids Fishing Areas in the State of Washington

Kids Fishing Areas in the State of Washington
From saltwater fishing in Puget Sound to freshwater fishing in the state's many lakes, rivers and streams, Washington offers nearly endless opportunities for the new young angler. Fishing thrusts kids into the great outdoors, offering a simple and positive alternative to video games and TV. For a fishing trip with kids to be successful, the thrill of the catch--regardless of the size of the fish--is the most important element. Pack a fun lunch, use simple bait and head to one of the many smaller, well-stocked fishing spots around the state. A simple fishing trip often becomes a turning point in a child's life, and watching those young faces as they make their first catch will create a priceless family memory.

Old Fishing Hole

The Old Fishing Hole offers a perfect spot for the fishing novice because only youth under age 14 may drop a line in the water. Adults may help with the hooks and bait, but the fishing itself is for juveniles only. Thanks to the annual stocking of fish each May for the area's big youth fishing event, the pond pretty much guarantees a catch for the new young fisherman. Additionally, the area provides docks, a parking lot and a portable toilet. Picnic tables and a hiking trail across the 5.7 acres add activities to the family-focused environment.

Old Fishing Hole Pond
315 East Meeker St.
Kent, WA 98032
253-856-5030
ci.kent.wa.us

Lake Sacajawea Park

Stocked with trout at least four times per year, this lake supplies some prime fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout and perch. Open for public angling for all ages, kids under age 15 do not need a fishing license. Fish up to 20 pounds periodically have been hooked here. Worms, corn and biscuit dough all serve as great bait. Additionally, the park sits in a beautiful spot, covered with rhododendrons and providing activities that will delight the entire family. An arboretum and a planetary walkway thrill visitors, and canoes and kayaks are available for rental. Restrooms and covered picnic areas add to the pleasant park setting.

Lake Sacajawea Park
2600 NW Nichols Blvd.
Longview, WA 98632
360-442-5400
mylongview.com/parks_rec/lakesacajawea

Hauge Homestead Park

Hauge Homestead Park is 3.3 acres and offers fishing, a playground and walking and biking trails with restrooms and picnic shelters on-site. The simplicity of the setting makes this park a wonderful spot in which to introduce children to fishing. Several varieties of pan fish thrive in the lake, so small-to-medium fish hookings are virtually guaranteed. A small fishing dock provides a peaceful setting in which to hook that first catch. As an added perk, just across the street, the 35-acre Silver Lake offers a swimming beach and a stunning maze of forest trails to explore.

Hauge Homestead Park
1819 121st St. SE
Everett, WA 98208
425-257-8300
everettwa.org

Article Written By Marie Scribe

Marie Scribe has been writing for more than 10 years. Her specialties include copywriting, advertising and editing. She has a journalism degree and extensive experience with business and technical writing. She has been published on Trails.com and eHow.

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