“They’re treated with care and respect and it really shows.” – Parent, Hagg Lake

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!

CAST Covid-19 Event Policy and Procedures

The CAST for Kids Foundation will be holding all 2020 events in compliance with CDC, National, State and local guidelines for Covid-19.  We will be following these guidelines for the safety, health and well-being of our participants, families, volunteers and staff.  If we can hold an event according to state guidelines, as states phase in their re-opening, we will. However, our events may look different than they have in the past. Lunch and awards may be broken into separate groups to enhance social distancing. At a minimum, we will be implementing 6’ social distancing guidelines and the use of protective measures like masks and hand sanitizers.  We are confident we have figured out how to provide a safe, relaxing, fun environment for everyone to enjoy at CAST for Kids events in 2020! However, it will be impossible to guarantee the safety of all CAST participants and volunteers. Please consider each of your individual risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic when making your decision to attend any CAST event.

Event Location

Hagg Lake
Forest Grove, Oregon (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator
Jay Yelas

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Event Itinerary

Our C.A.S.T. for Kids events include lots of fun and celebration! You can expect 2-3 hours of fishing, a delicious lunch and an awards celebration where your child will receive a personalized plaque. This is a day of fishing your child will never forget!

Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Cadence fishing,Bureau of Reclamation, Oregon Bass and Panfish club, The Bass Federation of Oregon, Hillsboro/Forest Grove Kiwanis, Bass Federation Nation Oregon, Washington County Oregon, Gaston Fire Dept., Lews, Flambeau, Albertina Kerr Foster Home, Washington County Disabled Youth, Washington County, Dept. of Developmental Disabilities, Northwest Pediatric PT

Read About Past Events

2019 Event Recap:

The 21st annual Hagg Lake CAST for Kids event was a ton of fun for everyone involved.  For the first time in many years, we had a weather forecast calling for a 90% chance of rain the day prior to the event.  As it turned out, we had no rain during the event!  The rain started after everyone had gone home.  The weather forecast kept a few kids form coming out, but those who did were glad they came.  Every boat caught fish, and one boat caught 55 bluegill!  The kids caught smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, perch and trout. The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club once again served a delicious lunch.  The National Guard brought 4 very helpful shore volunteers, including two jeeps for the kids to explore.  The Gaston Fire Dept, and Washington County Sheriff Water Patrol were on site once again as well.  Thanks to all the volunteer boaters who make this event possible for the kids!

2018 Event Recap:

The 20th annual CAST for Kids at Hagg Lake was the best event ever held here. All 39 kids caught fish! The weather was perfect, no wind, a low of 55 and a high of 72 with sunshine. There were tons of boaters and shore volunteers to make the event run smoothly. The awards was the best part as always!

2017 Event Recap:

Beautiful sunny skies and calm conditions greeted 40 participants and their families as they arrived at Hagg Lake for the 19th annual Hagg Lake CAST for Kids.  Only 1 child failed to catch a fish, and many reported stellar fish catches.  Several new boat captains joined veteran CAST boat captains, for a total of 27 boats.  The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club once again cooked hamburgers and hotdogs for a lunch that was very tasty!  Hot, fresh Krispy Crème donuts and Starbucks coffee were enjoyed by all as they arrived on the scene.  Two members of the Gaston Fire Dept. helped load and unload participants and families from their boats.  The local sheriff was also on hand with their boat in the water for the entire event.  There were no incidents or injuries.