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May 23, 2017

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Trout Fishing on Henry Hagg Lake
Trout Fishing on Henry Hagg Lake
-Photo by Jessica Sall-

Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4

Take someone fishing during Free Fishing Weekend June 3 and 4. On those two days, no license, tag or endorsement is required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. New to fishing and wondering how to get started? Check out the schedule of free family fishing events being held throughout the state on those two days.

The fine print: Applies only to waters already open to fishing, crabbing or clamming. All other regulations, such as bag limits, still apply.

Weekend fishing opportunities

With a three day weekend coming up, why not include some fishing in your holiday plans? Some good bets for the upcoming weekend:

  • Spring Chinook fishing is picking up on north coast rivers.
  • Lots (lots!) of popular waterbodies are being stocked with trout, including many trophy-size fish.
  • Low tides will make this a good weekend for surf perch fishing inside bays and jetties.

Check out this week’s Rec Report for the best opportunities near you.

Things are heating up for warmwater fishing

Fishing for bass, crappie and other warmwater fish, continues to improve in areas throughout the state.

Learn to fish for steelhead

ODFW is partnering with the Sandy Chapter of the NW Steelheaders to present a Steelhead 101 workshop on Saturday, June 24 at 9 a.m. at the Oxbow Regional Park near Troutdale. Find more information and register.

Last days for spring bear, turkey hunting

Both seasons close May 31.

Take a Friend Hunting – Win a Prize

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

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