First Annual Umpqua Bass Bash


Join us Saturday, July 16th, as Native Fish Society hosts our first annual Umpqua Bass Bash! This event, hosted on the mainstem Umpqua River, will help remove Smallmouth Bass from the river and bring awareness to the problems this invasive fish species causes for native fish and the Umpqua River.

This event will include a fun day full of fishing for Smallmouth Bass, camp education regarding native fish species including the harmful effects Smallmouth Bass and other invasive species cause, and food! Here’s how it will work:

  1. Start fishing anytime that feels right to you during the day on Saturday July 16th. NFS staff and local anglers will be available at 9:00am at the Umpqua Riverside RV park boat ramp to help organize groups or help give some pointers if necessary.

  2. Bring yourself and your catch to the Bash at 3pm for appetizers and beverages. NFS staff and volunteers will be available to help and teach fish cleaning and processing. You can either contribute your catch to the meal or take it home in vacuum packed bags for later.

  3. At 4pm, NFS staff and River Stewards will give a short background on how the bass made their way into the Umpqua River System and where we as advocates and stewards can help the Umpqua and your own homewaters.

  4. EAT! The menu has yet to be finalized, but rest assured Bass and other ingredients found in the Umpqua Valley will be the star of the show.

Camping onsite is currently full, but get in touch if you want suggestions for possible other camping locations. You’re welcome to just join us for the day and dinner festivities. Please register and let us know if you will be joining us so we can get a good count on attendees for food, beverages, and camping.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this event, please contact our NFS Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator Kirk Blaine at today!

Register using the form below!

River Stewards

Join Us for a Guaranteed Good Time for a Great Cause! Where: The Miracle Barn at 65599 Tweed Road, Bend, OR / *Virtual auction available anywhere you have wifi! When: Saturday, August 17th, 4 - 7pm What: A FREE Central Oregon benefit for our wild, native fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving communities.