A mom helps her daughter hold a fishing pole at Canby Pond.
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2020 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.

All Free Fishing events through at least May 31 have been cancelled. In the meantime, check out the trout stocking schedule, the weekly Recreation Report and the how-to resources below to plan your own DIY fishing adventure.

2020 Free Fishing* Weekends/Days

Feb. 15-16 (Saturday & Sunday), President’s Day Weekend
June 6-7 (Saturday & Sunday)
Aug. 15-16 (Saturday & Sunday)
Nov. 27-28 (Friday & Saturday), Thanksgiving Weekend

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

Join us at a Free Fishing Event - June 6-7

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.

All events are Saturday, June 6 unless otherwise noted.

CITY/TOWN EVENT CONTACT CONTACT NUMBER LOCATION EVENT DATE EVENT TIME SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Alsea Jen Krajcik 541-487-5510 Oregon Hatchery Research Center EVENT CANCELLED 7 am - 2 pm  
Baker City Bob Hassmiller 541-523-1344 Highway 203 Pond EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 12 pm  
Bridal Veil Miranda Mendoza  503-695-2261 Benson State Park, Benson Lake EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 12 pm  
Camp Sherman Luke Allen 541-595-6611 Wizard Falls Hatchery EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 12 pm  
Chiloquin Greg Lipsiea 541-381-2278 Klamath Hatchery EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 2 pm  
Clatskanie Mike Hazen 503-455-2234 Gnat Creek Hatchery EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 3 pm Parking is located on the hatchery grounds only.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK ALONG THE HIGHWAY
Diamond Lake Evan Leonetti 541-464-2175 Diamond Lake EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 2 pm  
Estacada Dorothy Brown-Kwaiser 503-630-8139 Promontory Park EVENT CANCELLED 10 am - 3 pm  
Eugene Emma Garner 541-726-3515 Alton Baker Park EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 2 pm  
Gaston Wilbert Warren Please register on the following website:   www.imhookedinc.org Henry Hagg Lake EVENT CANCELLED 8 am - 4  pm   
Gaston Wilbert Warren Please register on the following website:   www.imhookedinc.org Henry Hagg Lake EVENT CANCELLED 7 am - 3 pm  
Gervais John Cox 971-673-6034 St. Louis Ponds EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 2 pm  
Hammond Dane Osis 503-861-3170 Coffenbury Lake -Fort Stevens State Park EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 1 pm Disabled access available
Hebo Luke Haworth  503-392-5141 Hebo Lake  6/6/2020 10 am - 2 pm  
Klamath Falls George Gregory 541-949-8300 Lake of the Woods Resort EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 3 pm  
Lakeside Antonio Salgado 541-888-5515 Eel Lake/Tugman STP EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 3 pm  
Oakridge Willamette Hatchery 541-782-2933 Willamette Hatchery EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 12 pm  
Otis Michelle Viss 541-994-8606 Salmon River Hatchery EVENT CANCELLED 8 am - 12 pm  
Port Orford David Chambers 541-332-7025 Arizona Pond EVENT CANCELLED 8 am - 2 pm  
Rockaway Beach Chris Lauman 503-368-6828 Nedonna Pond 6/6/2020 9 am - 2 pm  
Silverton Dawn Olson 503-873-0405 Silverton Marine Park EVENT CANCELLED 8 am - 3 pm  
Sutherlin Evan Leonetti 541-464-2175 Cooper Creek Reservoir EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 2 pm  
Tillamook James Skaar 503-842-4090 Trask River Hatchery EVENT CANCELLED 8 am - 3 pm  
Toledo Christine Clapp 541-265-8306 ext. 253 Olalla Reservoir EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 2 pm  
Winchester Bay Evan Leonetti 541-464-2175 Lake Marie EVENT CANCELLED 9 am - 2 pm  

**Everyone must ride shuttle buses to and from the following sites in Silverton. There is no parking at the Marine Park.
Buses will run all day from 8 am to 2:30 pm. Shuttle locations:

  • Parking lot next to Roth's   918 1ST St.  
  • Parking lot above Dutch Bros  301 Westfield St. 
  • Silverton Library   410 S Water St. 
  • Nazarene Church   1130 S Water St.  
  • Silverton Grange  201 Division St.

Disabled access available.

 

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