FREE FISHING WEEKEND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

August 14, 2020 3:40 a.m.

With hot temperatures expected, it might be the perfect weekend to get out for some fishing.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has Free Fishing Weekend this weekend.

That means no fishing licenses or tags are needed to fish, crab or clam in Oregon. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations still apply. That includes closures, bag limits and size restrictions.

While nonresidents can fish for free this weekend, there are still special restrictions in place on the coast due to COVID-19. Currently clamming and mussel harvesting is closed to nonresidents coastwide. Crabbing is open to nonresidents along most of the coast but is closed to nonresidents in the Columbia River, and in ocean areas north of Cap Falcon. A few other clamming and crabbing closures are in effect. Go to: https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/crabbing-clamming-report/marine-zone for more information.

The ODFW release said those who are fishing should practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash hands frequently, avoid crowds and pack out what is packed in.

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