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Celebrate Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon, June 3-4 2023

10:55 PM · May 30, 2023

Experience the joy of fishing, crabbing, and clamming in Oregon, completely free of charge on June 3-4, 2023. The Free Fishing Weekend is open to everyone, residents and nonresidents alike, with no need for licenses or tags. Here's the lowdown on what you need to know and where you need to be. Remember that other fishing regulations still apply. Check out the Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations and Recreation Report for current rules and any recent updates. On these days, plenty of rainbow trout will be stocked in the lakes. You can learn how to fish for trout from this video series, available on the official website. If clamming or crabbing appeals to you, you're in luck. These free fishing days come with a minus tide, offering excellent conditions for clamming. Visit for guidance on clamming and crabbing, including maps and how-tos. Before going, call the ODA Shellfish safety hotline at 1-800-448-2474 or check their Shellfish page for any closures due to high biotoxin levels. Want to join a local event? ODFW staff and various fishing organizations will be hosting events throughout the state, providing gear and instruction for beginners. Saturday, June 3 Events: Alsea, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 7 a.m-2 p.m. Camp Sherman, Wizard Falls Hatchery, 9 a.m.-noon (for age 10 and younger) Enterprise, Marr Pond, 8 a.m.-noon Estacada, Small Fry Lake, Promontory Park, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (for age 17 and younger) Eugene, Alton Baker Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Gaston, Henry Hagg Lake, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Silverton at Silverton Reservoir, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sutherlin, Cooper Creek Reservoir, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Toledo, Olalla Reservoir, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ukiah, Twin Ponds, 9 a.m.-noon. Sunday, June 4 Events: