Fishing, Hagg Lake, Stocking Schedule

First free fishing weekend of year February 16 & 17

Dorman Pond on a fall day in 2014. Chas Hundley//Banks Post

SALEM – A free fishing weekend will return to Oregon this President’s Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17.

On those days, fishing, crabbing, and clamming is free to all residents and non-residents, meaning no fishing licenses or tags, including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement are required.

Regular rules and regulations apply, such as bag limits, size restrictions, and closures.

Looking for some fishing tips? ODFW puts out a weekly recreation report, found at The report, updated weekly on Wednesdays, includes a rundown of hunting and fishing prospects, fire regulations and closures, and stocking schedules.

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Future Free Fishing dates are June 1-2, August 17-18, and November 29-30. 

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