ODFW will be launching a new electronic license system on Dec. 1 when 2019 fishing and hunting licenses go on sale. Under the new system you’ll be able to print your license at home or download it to your phone. And traditionalists will still be able to buy their license at an ODFW office or participating vendor.
Smallmouth bass in the Umpqua River, walleye in the upper Columbia, bluegill in Empire Lakes, largemouth bass in Henry Hagg Lake, stripers in the Smith River – take your pick! There are great warmwater fisheries in every corner of the state. Our fish biologist have shared the best opportunities in this week’s Recreation Report.