Welcome to Klineline


Join us for Klineline Kids Fishing event held annually at Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek Park. We are expecting 500 special needs kids on Friday, April 10, and 2500 kids ages 5 – 14, on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Registration begins February 1.

Presented by Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit, with lots of help and support from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Clark Public Utilities, US Fish & Wildlife, Fire District 6, local businesses, and sport fishing groups; Klineline Kids Fishing introduces kids to the benefits of fishing as an individual and family activity, and is aimed at getting more kids outdoors, involved in fishing, and aware of our natural environment.

Over a two-day period 8000 to 10,000 people will gather at Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond in Vancouver, WA. to help children experience fishing, playing outside, and learning about water safety and our natural resources. To create stewards for our future fisheries we need to introduce children to the benefits of fishing as an individual and family activity, and as a way to become more aware of the outdoor environment.

Fishing Derby

Register your child by filling out the online form at the link on the left of the screen. Upon completion of Paypal transaction, you will receive a confirmation email with your child's scheduled fishing time. Be at the park a half hour early and check in at the registration table. Your child will receive a fishing rod & reel complete with terminal gear and an event t-shirt. Bait is provided also. Kids fish in 45 minute increments throughout the day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Kids are encouraged to visit and experience other hands-on activities in the park including an archery range, and educational kiosks. Prizes are awarded for the largest and smallest fish caught in each fishing session. Bicycles are awarded hourly.

Work Dates

  • January 26 - Contact all Special Needs (Dornbecker, Shriners, Jodi with Battle Ground schools, Providence, Special Olympics). Contact media
  • February 2 - Meeting @ WDFW 6pm-8pm -Follow up with all sponsors, ask about items to fill bags. Registration begins Feb. 1st
  • February 16 - Meeting @ WDFW 6pm-8pm -Topics include; Committees for registration, committees for tackle stations, committees for cleaning stations, shirts, Easter egg hunt, Special Needs form
  • March 2 - Meeting @ WDFW 6pm-8pm -topics include; Displays @ Umpqua Bank, ordering shirts, rods arrival
  • March 14 - Rod racks to be moved and repaired
  • March 16 - Meeting @ WDFW 6pm-8pm -All bag stuffing supplies need to be in, sign up for Easter Egg hunt, sign up for Special Needs day @ Prairie HS
  • March 22 - We need a truck for transporting rod racks from storage to the assembly area at 1112 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661.
  • March 25–27 - Rod Build (location and time to be determined)
  • March 30 - Sponsor list to the printer, three banners to the printer
  • April 4 - Easter Egg Hunt.
  • April 6 - Meeting @ WDFW 6pm-8pm -Topics include Hazel Dell Parade (registration and assign committee)
  • April 7 - Assemble Bicycles (location to be determined)
  • April 9 - Set up starts 7:30am to 3:30-4pm, Nets in @ 7am fish to follow
  • April 10 - Klineline Kids Fishing Event, “Special Needs Day" 6:30am-4:30pm
  • April 11 - Klineline Kids Fishing Event, “ The Main Event” 6:30am-6:00pm
  • April 13 - Net Cleaning @ WDFW 9am
  • April 21 - Special ED conference @ Prairie HS
  • May 4 - Meeting @ WDFW 6pm-8pm -Sponsor certificates ready to go out
  • May 16 - Hazel Dell Parade
  • June 1 - Meeting @ WDFW 6pm-8pm
  • June 27 - All info for Alea grant to Cindy


This program continues with the generous contributions of our sponsors. We appreciate all monetary and in-kind donations. Our sponsorship form is at the link to the left of the screen. Supporters of $250 or more are encouraged to hang a banner and/or put up a booth. Selling items is not allowed during the event.

All donations should be made to Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit a 501c3 organization - #45-3764564.
Mission: “Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit was formed for the charitable purpose of assisting children, including low-income, under-privileged and disabled children to help themselves learn how to be more sustainable by being equipped and educated in the fundamentals of fishing. The Klineline Kids Fishing Nonprofit will facilitate further education on how to be safe while on or around bodies of water.”