UMATILLA -- Children up to age 12 may participated in a free fishing derby at McNary Lock and Dam from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
More than 1,000 rainbow trout will be stocked in the Fountain and Experimental Ponds within the McNary Wildlife Nature Area. Prizes will be awarded for the three largest fish caught by children in different age groups.
The annual derby is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
To get to the ponds, travel one mile east of Umatilla on Highway 730 and turn north onto McNary Dam Road. Follow the signs to nature area at Columbia River Mile 292 on the south riverbank. For more information, call 541-922-2268.