ODFW Recreation Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
2-13-2020
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Fish for free this weekend
It’s Free Fishing Weekend Feb. 15 & 16

This weekend you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open – to fishing, crabbing and clamming. Looking for some ideas? We happen to have some.

  • It’s prime winter steelhead fishing on the north and mid-coast, and rivers should be in great shape for at least the early part of the weekend.
  • The Sandy and Clackamas rivers also will be prime for good winter steelheading.
  • Some anglers have been catching their limits of hatchery steelhead on the South Umpqua.
  • Several waterbodies along the mid-coast, and in the Willamette and SW zones will be stocked with trout this week.
  • Trout fishing has been good (and for big fish, too) in Priday, Krumbo and Malheur reservoirs.
  • And for something a little different, check out the wiper fishing in Ana Reservoir.
  • Some extra large trout (three pounders) will be stocked in several north Willamette waterbodies just in time for Free Fishing weekend: Henry Hagg Lake (500), St, Louis Ponds (500), EE Wilson Pond (500), Sheridan Pond (150) and Willamina Pond (150). 

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More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 12th

Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Has Slowed Down
Siletz River: High Waters and Blown Out Conditions Last Week Slowed Down Fishing
Siuslaw River: Steelhead Fishing Has Improved
Umpqua River: Umpqua River Fishing Report
Nehalem River: The Nehalem is Almost in Shape
Nestucca River: Nestucca is Coming into Prime Shape
Wilson River: Wilson is Still Fishing Well
Coquille River: Coquille River Report
Trask River: Trask Just Recently Dropped into Shape
Chetco River: Steelhead are here!

Halibut Public Meeting Reminder / Survey and Background Materials Online

2-10-2020
Feb. 12th Public Meeting in Newport OR for the Central Coast spring recreational all-depth halibut season ODFW will host its annual pre-season...... Read More