SEVERE WX : Red Flag Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Oregon 'Free Fishing Weekend' coming up on August 15 and 16

No fishing licenses are required to fish, crab, or clam in Oregon this coming weekend.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 3:48 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 3:52 PM

SALEM, Ore. — This coming Saturday and Sunday mark Oregon's next "Free Fishing Weekend," where anyone can fish, crab, or clam without a license or tags.

No fishing licenses or tags — including a Combined Angling Tag, Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation — are required to fish, crab or clam in Oregon that weekend. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits, and size restrictions. You can find more details and updates on the ODFW website.

Oregon allows non-residents to fish for free on the weekend, but special COVID-19 restrictions remain in place on the coast. Clamming and mussel harvesting are closed to non-residents along the entire Oregon coast. Crabbing is open to non-residents along most of the coast but is closed to non-residents in the Columbia River and in ocean areas north of Cape Falcon.

A few other clamming and crabbing closures are in effect — including razor clamming on Clatsop beaches due to an annual conservation closure.

"Getting outdoors to fish can be a safe and healthy activity right now, and a good respite during this difficult time,” said Curt Melcher, ODFW Director. “We do ask all who participate to please follow all virus precautions so everyone has a safe time this Free Fishing Weekend.”

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32820

Reported Deaths: 543
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7184138
Marion468394
Washington451960
Umatilla297641
Clackamas240861
Malheur162723
Lane121017
Jackson11485
Deschutes84012
Yamhill75713
Jefferson5348
Polk53015
Linn52213
Morrow4996
Lincoln48213
Union4462
Benton3106
Wasco2923
Klamath2802
Hood River2510
Douglas2324
Clatsop2120
Josephine1982
Columbia1711
Coos1570
Baker942
Crook621
Tillamook530
Lake330
Curry310
Wallowa311
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 809890

Reported Deaths: 15606
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2678016514
Riverside581781189
San Bernardino54478925
Orange533151216
San Diego46610776
Kern31947369
Fresno28336382
Sacramento22269406
Alameda21189406
Santa Clara21153312
San Joaquin20194441
Contra Costa16572205
Stanislaus16452354
Tulare15970263
Ventura12729150
Imperial11835317
San Francisco11143101
Monterey988471
San Mateo9843150
Santa Barbara9061113
Merced8872142
Kings756980
Sonoma7412122
Marin6716118
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer357745
San Luis Obispo354629
Butte282744
Yolo280355
Santa Cruz23589
Sutter170511
Napa168113
San Benito134511
Yuba11537
El Dorado11274
Mendocino93118
Shasta85617
Lassen7400
Glenn5783
Tehama5605
Lake54911
Nevada5347
Colusa5296
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31714
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
95° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 95°
Brookings
Clear
95° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 95°
Crater Lake
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 80°
Grants Pass
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 83°
Klamath Falls
Clear
80° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 80°
Critical fire danger today
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Monday, September 28 afternoon weather

Image

Monday, September 28 morning weather

Image

Sunday, September 27 evening weather

Image

Sunday, September 27 morning weather

Image

The initial spread of the Almeda Fire in real-time

Image

Saturday, September 26 evening weather

Image

Saturday, September 26 morning weather

Image

Friday, September 25th Evening Weather

Image

First responders tell the Almeda Fire story

Image

Fire hydrants stopped pumping water during the Almeda Fire