Fish Report for 2-10-2021
ODFW Recreation Report
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Free Fishing Weekend
This Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 13-14) is Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon. That means you can fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon – anywhere that’s open to fishing, crabbing and clamming – with no license, endorsements or validations needed. Check out nearby fishing locations in Bend, Portland, Medford, Roseburg and Lane County.
Best bets for fishing
This weekend is Free Fishing Weekend – a great time to introduce a friend or family member to your favorite pastime!
- Ocean fishing for rockfish and lingcod has been good out of Newport and other ports.
- It’s winter steelhead season on the coast. While fishing hasn’t been lights out, there are fish throughout the systems and anglers are catching a few every day. Could be your turn!
- Some waterbodies in the NW, Willamette and SW zones are being stocked with trout just in time for the weekend. Look for updates in the zone reports.
- Ice fishing continues to be good at several locations in the SE Zone.
Sign up for a hunter ed field day
If you were unable to complete a field day last year due to COVID restrictions, you’re not off the hook. The temporary rule expires on March 31, and you’ll still need to complete a field day before you can hunt this fall. Find a field day.
Apply for your 2021 big game tags
The deadline is May 15, but you can apply anytime to beat the last-minute crunch. You’ll find big game population, past year’s harvest numbers, and other statistics for each hunt here.
Responsible shed hunting
More and more people are discovering shed hunting as a great winter pastime. To help reduce stress to deer and elk, please follow these tips for responsible shed hunting.
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