A mom helps her daughter hold a fishing pole at Canby Pond.
Statewide

2018 Free Fishing Days and Events

On Free Fishing Weekends, you don’t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon.
That’s no license, no tag, no endorsement needed.

2018 Free Fishing* Weekends/Days

Feb. 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday), President’s Day Weekend
June 2-3 (Saturday & Sunday)
Sept. 1-2 (Saturday & Sunday), Labor Day Weekend
Nov. 23-24 (Friday & Saturday), Thanksgiving Weekend

*The FINE PRINT: Area closures, bag limits and all other regulations still apply.

Join us at a Free Fishing Event

The first weekend in June is Oregon’s traditional Free Fishing Weekend. On this weekend, ODFW and its partners will be sponsoring fishing events throughout the state. These events are free, and at most we’ll even provide the gear and instruction you’ll need to get started – from baiting the hook to landing your catch. Here is a complete list of events with times and locations:

NEAREST TOWN LOCATION TIME CONTACT SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
JUNE 2        
Albany Timber Linn Park Pond 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tyler Lebard,
503-394-2496
 
Alsea Oregon Hatchery Research Center 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Jen Krajcik,
541-487-5512
 
Baker City 203 Pond 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adrian Cuzick,
541-523-1340
 
Bridal Veil Benson State Park, Benson Lake 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Miranda Mendoza,
503-695-2261
CANCELLED!
Camp Sherman Wizard Falls Hatchery 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Luke Allen,
541-595-6611
 
Chiloquin Klamath Fish Hatchery 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Greg Lipsiea,
541-381-2278
 
Clatskanie Gnat Creek Fish Hatchery 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mike Hazen,
503-455-2234
Parking is located on the
hatchery grounds only.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK
ALONG THE HIGHWAY
Detroit Detroit Lake/Hoover Boat Launch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Chris Boyd,
503-854-3522
Disabled access available
OHA Health Advisory
Diamond Lake Diamond Lake 9 a.m - 2 p.m. Evan Leonetti,
541-440-3353
 
Eugene Alton Baker Canoe Canal 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Katherine Nordholm,
541-726-3515
 
Gaston Hagg Lake 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wilbert Warren,
503-453-0521
 
Gervais St. Louis Ponds 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jeff Fulop,
971-673-6034
 
Gold Beach Libby Pond 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. John Weber,
541-247-7605
 
Hammond Coffenbury Lake - Ft Stevens State Park 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dane Osis,
503-861-3170
Disabled access available
Hebo Hebo Lake 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Luke Haworth,
503-392-5141
 
Heppner Cutsforth Pond 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Bill Duke,
541-276-2344
 
Klamath Falls Lake of the Woods Resort 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. George Gregory,
541-949-8300
 
Lakeside Eel Lake/Tugman Park 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Antonio Salgado,
541-888-5515
 
Oakridge Willamette Fish Hatchery 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tami Edmunds,
541-782-2933
 
Otis Salmon River Hatchery 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Michelle Viss,
541-994-8606
 
Prairie City McHaley Pond 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Brent Smith,
541-575-1167
 
Rockaway Nedonna Pond 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Brian Johnson,
503-368-6828
 
Selma Lake Selmac 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Judy Lollich,
541-295-7700
 
Silverton Silverton Marine Park 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dawn Olson,
503-873-2681,
Ron Bell,
503-931-1346
(For Handicap Access)
**SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS EVENT.
Sun River Caldera Springs 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tim Foulk,
541-593-1510
 
Sutherlin Cooper Creek Reservoir 9 a.m - 2 p.m. Evan Leonetti,
541-440-3353
 
Tillamook Trask River Hatchery 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. James Skaar,
503-842-4090
 
Toledo Olalla Reservoir 9 a.m - 2 p.m. Christine Clapp,
541-265-8306, ext 253
 
JUNE 3        
Azalea Galesville Reservoir 9 a.m - 2 p.m. Evan Leonetti,
541-440-3353
CANCELLED!
Gaston Henry Hagg Lake 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wilbert Warren,
503-453-0521
 
Port Orford Arizona Pond 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dave Chambers,
541-332-7025
 
Reedsport Lake Marie 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Evan Leonetti,
541-440-3353
 

**Silverton special instructions: Everyone must ride the buses to and from the following sites in Silverton. There is no parking at the Marine Park. There will be buses running all day from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  1. Parking lot next to Roth's; 918 1st St.
  2. Parking lot above Dutch Bro's; 301 Westfield St.
  3. Silverton Library; 410 S Water St.
  4. Nazarene Church; 1130 S Water St.
  5. Silverton Grange; 201 Division St.

There is limited disabled access parking available at the Park on June 2. Please call the Lions at 406-426-3733 for special instructions/ confirmation.

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