Free Fishing on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend in Oregon


Anglers cast lines off of the fishing dock at Cleawox Lake in Honeyman State Park during last year's Labor Day Weekendphoto by Ned Hickson/Siuslaw News

It will be free to fish, crab or clam throughout Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for residents and non-residents. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions. 

“Get out and enjoy the last weekend of summer and do some fishing with family and friends,” said Mike Gauvin, ODFW recreational fisheries manager.

Look for the best fishing opportunities in ODFW’s Weekly Recreation Report, which is updated every Wednesday. Some good bets for new anglers this time of year are warmwater fishing and trout. Several waterbodies will be stocked with trout in time for the holiday weekend, see the Trout Stocking Schedule or Recreation Report for details.

Oregon will have one final weekend of free fishing on Nov. 23-24, 2018, the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.


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