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|Ava Shibahara lands her first spring Chinook salmon with some help from Garth Wyatt during Free Fishing Weekend on the Clackamas River.
-Oregon Fish and Wildlife-
Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22-23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement. This is the first of eight free fishing days in Oregon this year. Additional free days are June 3-4, Nov. 25-26, and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
A severe winter saw higher than usual mortality of fawns. See this news release for full list of hunts impacted. Hunters may change their controlled hunt choices until June 1 using the Controlled Hunt Change Request form.
Apply online, at a license sales agent or by mail/fax order.
We’re hearing good reports about opening weekend. See the turkey hunting forecast for more on what to expect.
Experienced hunters who take a new or lapsed person out hunting can enter to win prizes. Both must be adults (18 years and older). More info
Seasons continues until May 31. With the above average snow pack this year, expect hunting to be slow in the early part of the season. See the hunting forecast
Let ODFW introduce you to the art and science of fly fishing at a May 6 class in Camp Sherman. The class will take place at the Wizard Falls Hatchery on the Metolius River and will include casting, fly selection, knot tying and an afternoon of fishing. Cost includes use of all gear and lunch. Learn more and register.
April is when spring Chinook begin to enter the Umpqua and Rogue rivers in numbers. Keep an eye out for updates in the SW Zone.