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?

​​We 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.


Who can sign up to participate?

Veterans and active duty military

What type of activities?

Fishing programs                  


How much does it cost?

Only requirement is to have a fishing license.  Hagg Lake provides day fishing licenses to veterans/active duty military who cannot afford one.   

How long does the activity last?  

Hagg Lake event lasts one day from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Odell Lake event includes camping overnight (camping spots provided) on Friday evening, and fishing takes place Saturday morning.  Event ends at 3:00 PM Saturday.


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?   Due to the Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) Pandemic, the Hagg Lake events held in June 2020 and 2021 will not be held.  


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