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ODFW to Host Family Fishing Event at Vernonia Pond

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites new anglers to take part in its Family Fishing Event Saturday, May 2 at Vernonia Pond from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

ODFW will provide equipment for the event including rods, reels and bait on a first-come, first-served basis. Anglers are also welcome to bring their own gear.  Angling education instructors and volunteers will be present to answer questions and offer assistance.  Approximately 6,000 trout wiil be released into the pond just prior to the event to improve everybody’s chances of catching fish.

“This is an excellent opportunity for all to discover fishing, or for those haven’t fished for a while to reacquaint themselves with this activity,” said Ron Rehn, fishing event coordinator for ODFW’s North Coast Watershed. “We’ll have plenty of experienced anglers at the event to answer any questions and help with instruction,” he said.

Anglers 13 years old and younger do not need a fishing license while those 14-17 years of age will need a juvenile fishing license that can be purchased for $9. Everybody else must have an adult fishing license or day pass. Licenses will not be sold at the event so individuals planning to participate should obtain them ahead of time from an ODFW license agent, ODFW field office or on-line at www.odfw.com.

Vernonia Pond is a 42-acre former mill pond located in the city of Vernonia.  From Hwy 26 west of Portland, take Hwy. 47 north to Vernonia. Follow the highway through town to the pond, which is in a city park just east of the road.


ATTENTION: Temporary Trail Closure


From: City of Vernonia

Due to the bio solids removal project a portion of the Banks-Vernonia linear trail will be CLOSED to the public starting Monday, May 19th – Saturday, June 7th

The closed section is from Webb Way at the Lake to the Transfer Station. Citizens are asked to use the path that runs along the Transfer station road and connects to California Avenue to access Vernonia Lake.

Due to the high volume of truck traffic associated with the bio solid removal the Transfer station road will be closed to all traffic.

There will be NO DUMP DAY SATURDAY, MAY 24th, 2014.

Transfer Station will resume operations on Saturday, June 14th, 2014.

The City of Vernonia appreciates your cooperation and patience as we complete this necessary project.

Family fishing comes to Vernonia May 3

VernoniaLakeFishingCostleys-webFamily fishing is coming to Vernonia’s favorite fishing hole on May 3. That’s when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free family fishing event at Vernonia Lake, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To ensure that everybody has a chance to catch fish, ODFW will release more than 2,000 rainbow trout into the lake. This will be the third stocking for Vernonia Lake in the past month, bringing the total number of fish released to 8,000. And that’s not all –  Vernonia Lake has a good population of resident warmwater fish, including largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and brown bullhead. There may even be a steelhead or two, as occasionally ODFW “recycles” some of these prized fish into the lake from its fish hatcheries. Read More

The Fishing is Good at Vernonia Lake

FishingODFW-webSaturday, May 4th was a good day for fishing at Vernonia Lake.

Staff from Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife(ODFW) were on site for their annual free fishing day and were lending out poles and tackle and giving advice ti anyone who wanted to give it a try.

OSFW has been stocking Vernonia Lake throughout the spring season and had just stocked it again a day before this weekend event with 4500 more trout. Fishing4-webFishing2-webFishing3-web


ODFW to Provide Additional Fish for Vernonia

On May 4th Vernonia Lake will host a family fishing event.  Ahead of that event, Oregon Department of  Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will provide the scheduled   trout stocking of 2500 fish which will occur late next week.

In addition ODFW have been allotted an additional 1000 trout that are surplus from Salmon River Hatchery. They also have about 1000 more fish coming from some fish purchased for special events, including some larger and trophy size fish.

All total there will be about 2000 additional fish in Vernonia Lake above what is on the stocking schedule. According to ODFW the additional fish will also be stocked late next week.

Steampunk Visits Vernonia

SteamPunkAschlee-webSteamPunk1WebIf you were  at Vernonia Lake on Saturday March 23 you might have noticed a gathering of people dressed in unusual costumes and makeup, using odd props and taking photographs.

The group was  a collaboration of professional and amateur photographers, models, make-up artists and costume designers from Portland who were visiting Vernonia for the day, dressing up in neo-Victorian Steampunk outfits and taking photos.  The group was brought together by two studios working together to host the event, Miss Fitz Pix and Photo Slavery.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction.  It creates fantasy worlds inspired by the industrialization of the 19th century and often features steam powered machinery, along with  fashion, culture, architecture and art from that era.  Steampunk blends technology, fictional machines and inventions to influence and create literature, video and film, art, and clothing and fashion.   Read More