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. Feb. 15-16 (Saturday & Sunday), President’s Day Weekend

*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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