Plan to fish, hunt or look for wildlife this weekend? You’ll find the latest information on conditions and sightings for the places you want to go in the weekly Recreation Report. Be sure to check out the latest regulation updates
(especially for fishing) at the top of each zone or area update.
May 22, 2019
This first class in ODFW's new Learn to Hunt Big Game series will cover reasons for hunting, and the what, where and when of hunting for big game in Oregon. Evening classes are scheduled in Tualatin (May 22 and 23) and Albany (May 29).
Learn more and register .
Many rivers and streams, especially in the NW, SW and SE zones, opened to trout fishing on Wednesday, May 22. These rivers are closed to trout fishing from fall to spring in order to protect migrating salmon and steelhead smolts, and spawning redband trout.
These seasons close May 31, so this is your last weekend to tag a turkey or bear. Good thing most of you will have three days!
With a three-day weekend coming up for many, plan on at least one day (or two!) on the water. Here are just a few fish to consider:
Find more details about all the weekend opportunities in the zone reports.
Come catch a fish at the State Capitol Mall (900 Court Street NE) on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m.-noon. All ages are welcome at the event, and kids age 17 and under fish for free. The Oregon Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and ODFW are teaming up with many other outdoor organizations to host this family event. A “pond” set up at the mall will be stocked with rainbow trout. Staff from various organizations including ODFW volunteer fishing instructors will be on hand with rods, reels, bait and all the gear you need to try fishing. Other volunteers will teach casting, fish anatomy and knot tying. Finally, if you catch a fish, Outdoor Chef Kurt will cook it for you! More information.
Header photo by Kathy Munsel