The First annual Family Fish Camp will commence at iconic Camp McGruder on the North Oregon Coast. Family Fish Camp is a collaborative program initiated by The Association of Northwest Steel- headers to encourage families to recreate together in our great outdoors.
The Pacific Northwest offers unparalleled opportunity for sport angling, allowing families to recreate together with a good chance at harvesting whole- some, fresh fish for home consumption. Many families feel challenged in taking up the sport due to the lack of knowledge necessary for consistent success. The Association of Northwest Steelheaders is one of our region’s most respected non-profits that has thrived due to the sense of community we instill in our chapters. Not only are we deeply involved in the conservation of salmon, steelhead, and the healthy ecosystems that support these species, but we are
equally excited to teach new anglers the outdoor skills necessary to safely and effectively harvest our region’s bounty.
Family Fish Camp is designed for beginners. The goal of our two-day camp is for participants to leave excited about the possibilities for fishing success in our region. At Family Fish Camp, we will:
- Teach beginning anglers techniques to successfully fish for trout, salmon, and steelhead
- Teach beginning anglers how to pick the best time to pursue the species they most desire
- Show anglers where some of the most productive water is and how to “read” it for success
- Show anglers how to clean and process their catch for maximum benefit and quality
- And many, many more valuable facets of our outdoor experiences!
The location of the event is ideal for families as many northwest families already have a history with the site. Camp McGruder is located in Tillamook County, just steps away from the Pacific Ocean, Tillamook Bay and Smith Lake—a perfect venue to learn all kinds of fishing and crabbing!
To learn more about Family Fish Camp, go to
camp. Questions can be directed to Bob Rees at
[email protected] or call 503-653- 4176. Costs and program lesson plans are avail-
able on our website. Costs include accommodations for participants for two nights and five meals plus use of all the necessary gear to complete the program.
Allow the Association of Northwest Steelheaders to be your gateway to outdoor recreation in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve been doing it for 55 years!