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Six-Year Old Girl Nabs a Trout at Canby Pond (VIDEO)

Catching a fish on this day means another notch in a little girl's fishing pole, and great stories to share at school.

Mitch Webb and Penny Olheiser display a fish from the day's catch
Mitch Webb and Penny Olheiser display a fish from the day's catch. photo by Bonnie King

(CANBY, Ore.) - Oregon kids and handicap permit holders who like to fish have a fantastic opportunity waiting for them at the Canby Pond.

Youngsters like Penny Olheiser are taking advantage of recent changes that mean the pond can only be used by kids and Oregon handicap permit holders; many of whom are veterans.

Adults can educate kids and help them fish so its a fun experience among family and friends.

I was able to show Penny what she needed to know to land this trout, and this is what she had to say about the day's catch.

Catching a fish on this day is another notch in Penny's fishing pole, and great stories to share with her friends at school.

In this video report,'s Mitch Webb helps a six-year old named Penny Olheiser land a trout at the Canby Pond.

The spot recently received designation as a place for Oregon kids 17 and under, and Oregon handicap fishing permit holders.

That means kids like Penny from all over Oregon can now fish at a place that is specifically kid-friendly.

Also, it is extremely important to keep in mind all of the safety considerations that go along with fishing and being near a body of water.




Mitch Webb is a State Fish & Wildlife Volunteer who devotes large amounts of time to helping children discover fishing, getting American combat vets out for a day on the river, and educating people about the environmental stewardship that is necessary for fishing to continue as a sport. Mitch may be best known as the operator of a special driftboat named for his friend Kevin Davis who was killed in Iraq. The boat is dedicated to helping veterans; especially those who suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, get a new perspective by spending a day on the river. "Kevin's Driftboat" is used on the Deschutes and Clackamas Rivers, taking combat veterans into a peaceful environment that allows them to focus on the sport of fishing, and get their minds off of other problems that life often holds for those who served in war.

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