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Fish, crab, or clam for free in Oregon this weekend

June 5 and 6 are a Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon — most licenses or tags are not required throughout the state.

Posted: Jun 3, 2021 12:06 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Saturday and Sunday mark Oregon's next "Free Fishing Weekend," allowing anglers of all ages to fish, clam, or crab for free.

During a Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag, Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation) are required by Oregon residents or non-residents.

Other fishing regulations do apply, including area closures, bag limits, and size restrictions. People are asked to check for any in-season regulation changes — particularly for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and marine fishing — at their destination.

"With Oregon facing a serious drought this summer, warmwater fishing is a good choice for Free Fishing Weekend and throughout the summer," the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife said.

Several ponds in the Willamette Valley will be stocked for the last time this season, and stocked trout are a good option for beginners. People near Portland, Bend, Medford, Roseburg or in Lane County, have a number of nearby options.

Currently, razor clamming is closed on popular Clatsop beaches due to toxin levels, but is open from the south jetty of the Siuslaw River, in Florence, to the California border.

Oregon will have one more Free Fishing Weekend in 2021 — the two days after Thanksgiving, November 26 and 27.

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Reported Deaths: 4334
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Washington39207326
Marion37314457
Clackamas30208312
Lane28166308
Jackson23297314
Deschutes20819125
Umatilla14616151
Linn13198132
Douglas12294251
Josephine9476198
Yamhill8868114
Klamath8194122
Polk750281
Malheur570079
Benton562431
Coos512396
Columbia388944
Jefferson382456
Lincoln325540
Union322950
Crook298146
Wasco293341
Clatsop245528
Baker205229
Tillamook198333
Hood River196637
Morrow187123
Curry182925
Harney114927
Grant100813
Lake96112
Wallowa69512
Gilliam1624
Sherman1603
Wheeler1081
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Cases: 4854041

Reported Deaths: 71417
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Los Angeles148510526549
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3678574183
San Bernardino3586775720
Orange3251235578
Sacramento1596362313
Kern1472941652
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921415
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus862991335
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924352
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766787
Lassen758747
San Benito744972
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
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Trinity88011
Modoc6895
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