June 4, 2012
SALEM, Ore. -- Fishing, crabbing and clamming are great Oregon traditions, and during Free Fishing Weekend on June 9-10 everyone can do them for free.
(You may not need to buy a license this weekend but all other fishing and shellfish regulations will still apply.)
So whether you’re a beginner going for the first time or an accomplished angler who wants to share a love of fishing with family or friends, it’s a great weekend to go fishing.
For the do-it-yourselfer there are hundreds of lakes and rivers, and hundreds of miles of coastline to explore. ODFW’s extensive website offers information about how and where to fish for trout, bass, steelhead and surfperch, to name a few. Anglers also will find:
If you’d like a little more help getting started, ODFW and its partners are sponsoring Free Fishing Weekend events throughout the state.
At most events there will be free fishing equipment first-time anglers can use, and special events planned for children. Volunteers will be available to help. Even anglers who have never baited a hook can learn to fish.
For a complete list of events with times and locations, go to http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/angling/free_fishing.asp