Free Fishing Days in Oregon and What You Need to Know

Fishing is a beloved tradition along the Oregon Coast! With miles of gorgeous Pacific Ocean shoreline and plenty of rivers and streams in the region, it’s no wonder that so many visitors come to the Oregon Coast to enjoy the excellent fishing. If you’re traveling from out of state, however, getting a fishing license isn’t always easy or convenient. Luckily, the state of Oregon has plenty of free fishing weekends during the year! Find out everything you need to know about free fishing days in Oregon.

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Attend Free Fishing Days in Oregon

Oregon Free Fishing Weekend dates include Presidents Day Weekend (February 17 and 18), June 2 and 3, Labor Day weekend (September 1 and 2), and Thanksgiving weekend (November 23 and 24). Many families make watching football part of their Thanksgiving weekend. Why not change it up and make going on a fishing adventure part of your holiday?

Get a Crash Course

If you’re new to fishing, the best time to visit would be the first week in June. This is when Oregon holds its traditional Free Fishing Weekend events. The Oregon Department of Fishing and Wildlife (ODFW) sponsor free events throughout the state, providing instruction and gear to get you started. You’ll be able to learn everything from baiting your hooking to reeling in your bounty.

Find the Goods

So what can you expect for Oregon free fishing 2018? In early June, trout fishing is abundant as the rivers stabilize and the local lakes and reservoirs haven’t begun to heat up yet. Trout stocking is also frequent during this time. Labor Day weekend in early September is the ideal time to enjoy fall salmon fishing, with fisheries moving upstream. In November, as the weather cools rapidly, you’ll be able to enjoy well-fed bass preparing for the winter.

A great tool to get specific and time-sensitive information about the local conditions use is the ODFW fishing report. Guests staying on the Oregon Coast should review the Marine region. This report outlines everything from restrictions regarding equipment to daily fish limits, as well as the habits of fishing during this time.

Stay With Starfish Vacation Rentals

Don’t wait! Book your home with Starfish Vacation Rentals to enjoy your free fishing days in Oregon. Consider booking Starfish Cove! This three-story, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is located in Rockaway Beach in a prime, oceanfront location. You’ll love admiring the gorgeous views from the master bedroom’s balcony or relaxing in front of the gas fireplace. If you’d like to indulge in a gourmet meal, consider booking a private chef through our Guest Services. When you’re ready to explore the town, you’ll find that Starfish Cove is just a short walk from the best of Rockaway Beach. Enjoy seven miles of soft sand and wonderful shops and restaurants just two blocks from the property.

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