A free kids fishing derby is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at McNary Dam.

Children ages 12 and younger are invited to participate at the Fountain and Experimental ponds, located within the McNary Wildlife Nature Area. Sponsored by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, the event features ponds stocked with rainbow trout and prizes awarded for catching tagged fish. The ponds will be open to the general public after the kids derby ends.

To get to the ponds, travel one mile east of Umatilla and turn north on McNary Dam Road. Follow the road down to Columbia River mile 292, on the south riverbank.

For more information, call 541-922-2268.

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