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ODFW hosted its annual Family Fishing Day at Shorty's Pond in Molalla Saturday, drawing hundreds of eager young anglers

CONNER WILLIAMS - A little boy works his way up the slippery bank at Shorty's Pond Saturday while holding onto his string of Rainbow trout he'd caught before noon on Saturday during the annual Family Fishing Day presented by ODFW.  
More than 100 kids and family members lined up along the banks of Shorty's Pond at Ivor Davies Nature Park to haul in thier limits of fish Saturday.

The annual family fishing event at the Molalla park offered more than enough nice-sized trout for all.

CONNER WILLIAMS - Hundreds of kids and parents lined the shoreline of Shorty's Pond. It's amazing they didn't get their fishing lines tangled.CONNER WILLIAMS - Little angler nets a trout all by himself at Shorty's Pond in Molalla Saturday morning.The Oregon Fish and Wildlife stocked the pond with hundreds of legal and larger-sized rainbow trout last week.

Oregon Steelheaders were on hand with ODFW staff to hand out fishing poles, tackle and bait to those families who needed them, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Angling education instructors and volunteers were also present to answer questions and offer assistance to less experienced anglers.

Shorty's is a four-acre pond located aross from Heckard Football Stadium.

CONNER WILLIAMS - ODFW and volunteers were on hand to offer angling tipsIt can be accessed by the Fifth St. Trailhead.

The fishing was free for kids 11 years of age and younger.