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.”

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