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.
November 14, 2018
Include fishing in your outdoor plans
Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23 & 24) are Free Fishing Days in Oregon – days you don’t need a license or tag to fish, crab or clam anywhere in the state open to fishing/crabbing/clamming. (Remember, all other rules and regulations apply.) The weekly Recreation Report can help you find the best nearby opportunities.
ODFW will launch a new modernized electronic licensing system (ELS) on Dec. 1 for the sale of 2019 licenses and tags. Customers will be able to:
ODFW recommends you hang onto your hunting/fishing license until you verify your new account. To find out more, visit
Take someone who is new to the sport out hunting—or even someone who hasn’t hunted in awhile! Then enter to win some great prizes including the grand prize of a statewide deer tag for 2020. .
Here are a few weekend options from this week’s Recreation Report:
If you can’t wait for the winter fish to arrive, there are still some summer steelhead being caught on the Siletz, Nestucca and Wilson rivers.
Header photo by Kathy Munsel