Take A Soldier Fishing has a chapter in Portland Oregon where we founded the organization.


Another chapter is located in the Salem/Eugene area, and are labeled Take A Veteran Fishing Oregon on facebook.


What makes Take a Soldier Fishing unique?


They assist communities at large to show their support for veterans and active duty military by sponsoring our Take A Soldier/Veteran Fishing events. These events honor our active duty military and veterans for their service to our nation and illustrate that our communities appreciate their sacrifice. Volunteers that support our fishing programs help make profound differences in active service members or veterans lives by providing a safe and positive outdoor experience.


We strive to serve all veterans and active duty military of all abilities and life situations. Our intention is to leave every veteran and active service member who participates in our events with a memorable experience that gives them pride in wearing their uniform, provides hope for their future, and a general positive outlook.


Who can sign up to participate?

Any veteran or any active duty military personnel from any branch of the US armed services.

What type of activities?

Free day of fishing including breakfast, lunch, and dinner depending on the event time and location.


How much does it cost?

Costs may include purchase of fishing license, costs for camping where applicable, or parking fee at the site the event is being held.

How long does the activity last?  

1 day at Hagg Lake in the Portland metro area (8 hours). Overnight Friday with dinner and breakfast, fishing and lunch at Odell Lake east of Eugene, Oregon and event ends at three PM.

What if I need help getting there? Travel and lodging?  Veterans through the VA programs in Vancouver Washington and Portland Oregon will occasionally  provide vans for the Hagg Lake event.  Odell lake will occasionally work with veteran programs to provide a van from the Eugene Oregon area.  Lodging arrangements are not provided.  Odell lake event will provide camping spaces for persons registering in advance.  Registration in advance is required for both events.       

Do you have a calendar of events of future events?   Second Saturday in June for Hagg Lake Portland Metro area. Second Friday and Saturday in July for Odell Lake event east of Eugene Oregon.  


Portland Oregon go to



and Eugene Oregon go to takeaveteranfishingatodelllake.org.

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