SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's next Free Fishing Weekend is coming up in a matter of days, on June 6 and 7. During the weekend, no fishing licenses or tags are required to fish, crab, or clam in the state.
Due to coronavirus, all of the state-sponsored events that would normally take place on a Free Fishing Weekend have been canceled. Nonetheless, people can still go out and enjoy the free weekend.
"June’s Free Fishing Weekend is usually a special one for ODFW staff and fishing groups that host events all over the state, bringing all the gear newcomers need to try fishing," the agency said. "Unfortunately, due to concerns and restrictions related to COVID-19, ODFW is not hosting or sponsoring any events this year."
No licenses or tags are required, but all other fishing regulations apply — including closures, bag limits and size restrictions. See the ODFW website for more details.
"Anglers are reminded to stick close to home, check for closures before you go, stay home if you feel sick, avoid crowds, practice social distancing, wash your hands often and pack out what you pack in," ODFW said.