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NED HICKSON , SPORTS EDITOR
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❘ JUNE 10, 2015 ❘
Sports & Recreation
FISHING REPORT FOR
THE LOCAL REGION
MID COAST LAKES
Next public meeting on Honeyman trail crossing set
Safe pedestrian crossing of Highway
101 at Honeyman State Park will be
discussed at a public meeting set for
Thursday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m., at Siuslaw Valley Fire and
Rescue, 2625 Highway 101 N., in the
upstairs meeting room.
The meeting is a follow-up to the
May 27 meeting on the same topic.
Planners will share findings from the
first meeting, summarized at www.
Alternatives for trail development
and management, including alterna-
tives for crossing Highway 101, will
also be discussed.
Highway 101 bisects the park, with
trails on both sides of the highway and
a pedestrian overpass connecting them.
Hikers and runners also use an unoffi-
cial trail that crosses the highway at
Planners are in the process of
reviewing the entire trail system and
how best to connect the two sides of
The meetings are an opportunity for
trail users to share ideas on safely
crossing the highway, best routes, trail-
heads, destinations and recreation
Comments will be used to update
and refine the concepts laid out for the
trail system in the 2009 master plan.
The public is also invited to com-
ment online and participate in a short
survey at www.honeymanstatepark.
Comments can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone
at 503-986-0723; or by mail to Jaime
English, OPRD, 725 Summer St. NE,
Suite C, Salem, OR. 97301.
Fishing for the various
warm water fish species
can be productive during
the spring as lake temps
M ILLER P ARK
5:30 P . M . AND 7 P . M .
M ILLER P ARK
5:30 P . M . AND 7 P . M .
• CAPE MT. RUN
C APE M T . R OAD
10 A . M .
T IDE T ABLE
Entrance Siuslaw River
6:58am / 5.4
7:49am / 7.1
1:18am / 1.6
1:11pm / 0.7
8:19am / 5.3
8:41pm / 7.4
2:29am / 1.0
8:41pm / 7.4
9:36am / 5.3
9:32pm / 7.7
3:33am / 0.2
3:13pm / 1.5
10:43am / 5.6 4:29am / -0.5
10:21pm / 8.0 4:11pm / 1.8
11:43am / 5.9 5:21am / -1.1
11:07am / 8.1 5:05pm / 2.0
12:35am / 6.0 6:08am / -1.4
11:52pm/ 8.1 5:56pm / 2.1
PHOTOS BY NED HICKSON/SIUSLAW NEWS
Anglers of all ages and experience levels participate in the June 6 Free Fishing Day Celebration at Cleawox Lake, which included a memorable first
catch for Allie LeCaux (bottom right).
SHARE FREE FISHING FUN AT
B Y N ED H ICKSON
1:22am / 6.2
6:44pm / 2.2
88572 2nd Ave.
At age 59, Allie LeCaux decided to
cast a fishing line for the first time this
past Saturday. Minutes after her bait
hit the water, her pole dipped as a trout
latched on. As LeCaux excitedly
began reeling in her line, an osprey
that had been circling overhead sud-
denly dove toward the surface of the
lake, snatching the trout with its talons
and flapping skyward with its catch.
“I wasn’t about to let go,” said
LeCaux, who continued reeling in her
catch as dozens of awestruck specta-
tors whooped and hollered.
After a brief struggle, the osprey
released its catch, leaving LeCaux
with the best fishing story she’ll likely
The best part?
“I actually have witnesses,” said
It all took place in the early morning
during the annual Free Fishing Day
celebration at Cleawox Lake in
Honeyman State Park.
Activities began at 8:30 a.m. and
continued through 2 p.m., with fish
print T-shirt making stations, free hot
dog lunches and prizes given out at the
end of the day.
Program (STEP) volunteers were on-
hand registering fishing participants,
loaning out rods and reels, offering
advice on fishing techniques and cast-
C LEAWOX L AKE
ing, and even cleaning fish for the
squeamish thanks to STEP volunteer
“I clean about 150 to 200 fish each
year,” said Fredrickson, who began
offering the cleaning station more than
25 years ago to help mothers with chil-
dren who caught fish. “They didn’t
know how to clean fish, so I thought it
would be nice to do it for them — or
teach them how.”
According to Mike Frankhouser of
STEP, there were more than 200 rods
and reels ready to loan out to families
during Saturday’s event.
“We also had Power Bait available
and backup tackle to fix any problems
that came up,” Frankhouser said.
In addition to fishing, youth could
also make fish print T-shirts and prac-
tice their casting in a special area with
Children who registered on arrival
received a raffle ticket to win prizes
donated by local merchants.
“It’s something we look forward to
each year,” said Paul Burns of the U.S.
Forest Service, who helped organize
the event. “It’s a lot of fun for families
This year’s sponsors included
ODFW, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon
Honeyman State Park, Florence
Rotary, Siuslaw News, North Country
Lures and Flies, Cabela’s, KCST
Radio, Randy’s Riverview Market and
the Florence Verizon Store.
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