“We really never tried to go fishing before, we thought it was too hard. It was fun for my son and parents!” – Parent, Prineville Reservoir, OR

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5 – 17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!


Event Location

Prineville Reservoir
Prineville, Oregon (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Patrick McGowan



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2017 Event Recap

For the first time in years, the Prineville CAST for Kids had no thunderstorms roll through the day of the event.  The sun was out all day, and the kids caught lots of fish.  The boater turnout was down this year, but all the kids took turns going boating and fishing.  The bank fishing was good for those who waited for their boat ride.  The local Kiwanis Club cooked lunch for the group as they do every year at Prineville.

2016 Event Recap

It’s not every summer day that you need to look closely at the radar in the high desert of Oregon to see if it’s going to storm, but for the C.A.S.T. event held at Prineville reservoir last weekend, that’s exactly what we had to do.  We made a tentative call on Friday that the event would still go forward, boat rides or no boat rides, and we’re glad we did as the weather held.

We had 31 participants and 14 boat captains. We had numerous volunteers which included C.A.S.T. Executive Director Jay Yelas, Crook County Sheriff Marine Patrols, Crook County Search & Rescue team, State Park staff and Kiwanis Club crew, as well as Reclamation employees and the local BASS club. With more participants checking in than in the past, we were a little strapped for boats, and luckily several participants chose to fish from shore.  I’d say that overall, while the threat of weather continually loomed throughout the morning, we enjoyed each other’s company, met new and old friends, and shared in some great adventures and a delicious BBQ luncheon.   Feels like this event was a great success with a number of shining faces.


Thanks to our Event Sponsors

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Take Pride in America, Kiwanis Club of Prineville, Crook County Search & Rescue, Oregon State Parks, Central Oregon Bass Club, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Pepsi Cola of Bend, Ray’s Food Place- Prineville, Prineville Grocery Outlet, Bigfoot Beverages,  Eberhard’s Dairy, Starbucks Coffee, The Dawg House, National Fish Carvers Guild, Wholesale Sports (Sportsman’s Warehouse), Walmart, Apple Peddler of Prineville, Plano Molding Co., Zebco, Take Me Fishing