Oregon Coast Free Fishing Weekend
Published: 05/26/2017
Photo Courtesy Oregon State Parks & Recreation

Get out with family and friends June 3-4 for perfect weekend of fishing, clamming or crabbing along the Oregon Coast.

For the new angler, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be sponsoring Free Fishing Weekend events up and down the coast, June 3-4. Even if you have never cast a line or baited a hook, there will be volunteers on hand to show you how to fish and land your catch. At most locations there will be fishing gear available for first-time anglers to use.

This is a great opportunity for friends and families to get outdoors and enjoy fishing. ODFW is reporting that lakes and ponds are fully stocked, rivers and streams are open for tout and crabbing and clamming on the coast. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions

Free Fishing Weekend also aligns with State Parks Day on Saturday, June 3, so if you're going camping in an Oregon State Park this weekend, be sure to pack your fishing gear. Several state parks will be hosting ODFW Free Fishing Weekend events and State Parks is waiving park admission and camping fees in many parks on State Parks Day.

The following list shows coastal locations hosting Free Fishing events.
Unless otherwise noted most of the events take place on Saturday, June 3rd.

Fort Stevens State Park | Coffenbury Lake
100 Peter Iredale Rd., Hammond
9am-1pm | Dane Osis (503) 861-3170

Nedonna Pond
Near Manhattan Beach State Park between Rockaway Beach and Nehalem Bay, west of Hwy 101, Beach St. to Nadonna Ave.
9am-2pm | Brian Johnson (503) 368-6828

Trask Hatchery
5020 Chance Rd.,Tillamook
8am-3pm | James Skaar (503) 842-4090

Hebo Lake
East of Hebo, reached by Forest Road 14
9am-2pm | Luke Haworth (503) 392-5141

Thissell Pond
Lincoln County, near Oregon Hatchery Research Center, Alsea
7:30am-3pm | Jen Krajcik (541) 847-5512

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park | Cleawox Lake
Hwy 101, Three miles south of Florence
9am-2pm | Christine Clapp (541) 265-8306 ext.253

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park | Lake Marie
Six miles south of Reedsport
9am-2pm | Sunday, June 4
Evan Leonetti (541) 440-3353

William Tugman State Park | Eel Lake
Close proximity to 101 near Coos Bay, one mile north of Lakeside
9am-2pm | Antonio Salgado (541) 888-5515

Arizona Beach State Recreation Site | Arizona Pond
37000 Hwy 101, Port Orford
Sunday, June 4 | 8am-Noon
David Chambers (541) 332-7025

Libby Pond
An easy drive from Gold Beach, along the Rogue River, eight miles on North Bank Rogue River Road.
8am-noon | John Weber (541) 247-7605

For additional information go to ODFW Free Fishing
Oregon Coast Free Fishing Weekend