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Includes all hunter education classes/field days, workshops, Family Fishing events and other volunteer-led events. 

Steelhead closes early to protect poor Chinook return.

Effective Thursday, March 26 at 11:59 p.m. the Columbia River will close to all salmon and steelhead fishing.

Beginning March 23, all ODFW offices will be closed to visitors. ODFW staff will be available by phone and email.

Includes dispersed camping and established campgrounds in all wildlife areas that allow camping.

Effective March 18, all state-owned fish hatcheries are closed to public access and visitors. Trout stocking in lakes and ponds continues for now.

Effective Feb 1 through June 30, 2020, retention of hatchery Chinook salmon is allowed on the mainstem Umpqua River.  Retention of wild Chinook salmon is prohibited.

Fishing

Licensing Info

Fishing licenses are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. You can begin buying your next year's license on Dec. 1 of the prior year. If you have questions, please call ODFW licensing staff at 503-947-6101.

2020 sport fishing license, tag and permit fees

Licenses

Annual Angling License

Resident* $44.00
Nonresident $110.50

Resident is defined as a person who has resided in Oregon at least six months immediately prior to applying for a license, tag or permit. See the e-regulations for more details.

Sports Pac

includes fishing, shellfish and hunting license; combined angling tag; spring turkey, cougar,
general or controlled bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations

Resident $196.50
Resident with Columbia River Basin Endorsement $206.25
Nonresident N/A

Combined Angling and Hunting

Resident $73.00
Nonresident N/A

Endorsements and validations

Two-rod Validation

Resident/Nonresident $28.00

Columbia River Basin Endorsement

Resident/Nonresident $9.75, when purchased with angling license
$11.75 when purchased separately
Learn where and for what you need this endorsement

Tags

Adult Combined Angling Tag

required if fishing for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon or halibut
Resident $46.00
Nonresident $66.00

Hatchery Salmon/Steelhead Harvest Card

Resident/Nonresident $33.00

Youth licenses

Youth License (12-17 years old)

includes fishing, hunting and shellfish license and Columbia River Basin Endorsement
Resident/Nonresident $10.00

Youth Sports Pac

includes fishing, shellfish and hunting license; combined angling tag; spring turkey, cougar,
general or controlled bear tag, elk and deer tags; upland bird and waterfowl validations and the Columbia River Basin Endorsement

Resident $55.00
Nonresident N/A

Youth Tags

Youth Angling Combined Angling Tag
Resident/Nonresident $5.00

Resident Senior and Pioneer Licenses

Senior Angling

70 years old and Oregon resident for at least 5 years
Resident $29.00
Nonresident N/A

Senior Combination

70 years old and Oregon resident for at least 5 years
Resident $47.50
Nonresident N/A

Pioneer Combination

65 years old and Oregon resident for at least 50 years;
includes fishing and hunting license and Columbia River Basin Endorsement. Available only at ODFW offices that sell licenses.

Resident $6.00
Nonresident N/A

Disabled Veteran and Uniformed Service Member licenses

Uniformed Services Angling

Resident N/A
Nonresident $44.00

Disabled Veteran Combination

includes Columbia River Basin Endorsement
Resident FREE
Nonresident N/A
Resident Disabled Veteran License Application 

Daily/multi-day licenses,
includes Combined Angling Tag

One Day Angling

Resident/Nonresident $23.00

Two Day Angling

Resident/Nonresident $42.00

Three Day Angling

Resident/Nonresident $59.50

Seven Day Angling

Resident N/A
Nonresident $93.50

Daily Angling and Shellfish Combo

Resident/Nonresident $32.50

Three-day Shellfish

Resident N/A
Nonresident $19.00

Columbia River Basin Endorsement (each day)

Resident/Nonresident $1.00
Learn where and for what you need this endorsement

Other permits and applications

Duplicate License, Tag, or Permit

Resident/Nonresident $2.00

Wildlife Area Parking Permit

Daily $10.00
Annual $30.00

Waterway Access Permit*- Nonmotorized Boats

Resident/Nonresident: 
one year permit $19
two years permit $ 32
* replaces Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit for nonmotorized boats

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permit - Motorized Boats

Resident N/A
Nonresident $22.00

Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit*

includes disabled clam digging
FREE
Oregon Disabilities Hunting and Fishing Permit
*Regular fishing license and tags are still required.

 

Additional Resources

ODFW collects salmon and steelhead harvest statistics from rivers and streams throughout the state. This data can help you pinpoint productive fisheries.

The number of fish passing over dams can be a good indicator of how many fish are in the river and how the run is progressing.

One of our favorite web resources for tying the most common fishing knots.