For some, President’s Day Weekend is a time to serve up hot dogs. But grilled steelhead, crab cocktail and clam dip might well make it on to the menu in Oregon thanks to the state’s Free Fishing Weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18, no fishing licenses or tags are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.
“Free Fishing Weekends are a great opportunity for friends and families to get out and enjoy a day or two of fishing,” said Mike Gauvin, ODFW recreational fisheries manager. “Winter steelhead, trout, crabbing and clamming are just some of the great opportunities available.” Look for the best opportunities in ODFW’s weekly Recreation Report, updated every Wednesday at myodfw.com/recreation-report.
The six other days of free fishing in Oregon this year are June 2 and 3; Sept. 1 and 2, the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend; and Nov. 23 and 24, the two days after Thanksgiving.