State Allowing Free Fishing Throughout Oregon Feb. 15-16

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It’s free to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon during President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 15-16.

During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag and a Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.

Look for the best opportunities in ODFW’s weekly Recreation Report.

As of Feb. 13, crabbing is open along the entire Oregon coast. Razor clamming is closed from Tillamook Head south to the California border. Bay clamming and mussel harvesting are open along the entire coast. Always call the ODA Shellfish safety hotline at 1-800-448-2474​ or check ODA’s Recreational Shellfish page before going crabbing or clamming. The Oregon Department of Agriculture regularly tests shellfish and closes areas when naturally occurring biotoxins get to levels that make crabs and clams unsafe to eat.

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