SALEM — The Oregon Department of Fish And Wildlife will be offering another round of free fishing days, allowing residents to fish, crab or clam on the Saturday and Sunday of President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 17-18.
During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a combined angling tag and a Columbia River Basin Endorsement, are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other regulations apply, including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.
Under statute set by the Oregon State Legislature, ODFW can offer eight days of free fishing each year. The six other days of free fishing in Oregon this year are listed on page 16 of the 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations and are June 2-3, Sept. 1-2 (Sat.-Sun. of Labor Day Weekend) and Nov. 23-24 (the two days after Thanksgiving).