Fishing is free June 2-3 in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — It’s free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.

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 both residents and non-residents. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.

“Free Fishing Weekends are a great opportunity for friends and families to get out and enjoy a day or two of fishing,” said Mike Gauvin, ODFW recreational fisheries manager. “Trout, warmwater fish, ocean fishing, crabbing and clamming are just some of the great opportunities available.”

Look for the best opportunities in ODFW’s Weekly Recreation Report, which is updated every Wednesday.

Oregon State Parks are also free to visit on June 2-3, with day-use parking fees waived both days and free camping on Saturday, June 2 (an $8 reservation is required to guarantee a camping spot).

ODFW and partners are also hosting a number of fishing events around the state. Volunteer angler education instructors will be loaning out fishing gear and giving tips on how to catch and clean fish at most events. For more details and contact information for these events, visit

Saturday, June 2

Albany, Timber Linn Park Pond, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Alsea, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ashland, Hyatt Lake-Mountain View Shelter, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Baker City, 203 Pond, 9 a.m.-noon
Bridal Veil, Benson Lake State Park, Benson Lake, 9 a.m.-noon
Camp Sherman, Wizard Falls Hatchery, 9 a.m.-noon
Chiloquin, Klamath Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Clatskanie, Gnat Creek Fish Hatchery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Detroit, Detroit Lake/Hoover Boat Launch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Diamond Lake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Eugene, Alton Baker Canoe Canal, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gaston, Henry Hagg Lake, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gervais, St Louis Ponds, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gold Beach, Libby Pond, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Hammond, Coffenbury Lake-Fort Stevens State Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hebo, Hebo Lake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Heppner, Cutsforth Pond, 8-11 a.m.
Klamath Falls, Lake of the Woods Resort, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lakeside, Eel Lake/Tugman Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oakridge, Willamette Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m.-noon
Otis, Salmon River Hatchery, 8 a.m.-noon
Prairie City, McHaley Pond, 9 a.m.-noon
Rockaway, Nedona Pond, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Selma, Lake Selmac, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Silverton, Silverton Marine Park, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (required to park offsite, see details)
Sun River, Caldera Springs, 9 a.m.-noon
Sutherlin, Cooper Creek Reservoir, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tillamook, Trask River Hatchery, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Toledo, Olalla Reservoir, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, June 3

Gaston, Henry Hagg Lake, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Port Orford, Arizona Pond, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Reedsport, Lake Marie, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Under statute set by the Oregon State Legislature, ODFW can offer eight days of free fishing each year. The other remaining days of free fishing in Oregon coming up this year are listed on page 16 of the 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations and are Sept. 1-2 (Sat.-Sun. of Labor Day Weekend) and Nov. 23-24 (the two days after Thanksgiving).