ODFW Recreation Report, May 24, 2023
Best bets for holiday weekend fishing
- Dozens of waterbodies throughout the state are being stocked with rainbow trout just in time for the holiday weekend. Find a location near you.
- Many rivers, creeks and streams on the north and south coasts re-opened to trout fishing on May 22. Anglers will find resident cutthroat trout throughout many of these rivers. Find 7 tips for catching coastal cutthroat.
- Chinook anglers on the lower Columbia River have 11 more days of fishing through June 4.
- Anglers will also find good Chinook fishing in the lower Columbia tributaries, Nestucca Basin, Tillamook Bay, and the Rogue, Umpqua and Umatilla rivers.
- Bass and other warmwater fishing is heating up thanks to recent warm temperatures.
Need more intel or ideas? Check out the zone reports.
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Leave young wildlife in the wild
“Saving” young wildlife can do more harm than good. So, when you find a fledgling bird on the ground or a deer fawn or elk calf hidden away in grass, leave it alone. Young animals are rarely orphaned, and Mom’s probably nearby. Just give them some room. Learn more.
Waiting for big game draw results?
Mark your calendars for June 12, because that’s the new deadline for posting the draw results. Here’s how to check your results.
Free Fishing Weekend, June 3-4
Whatever your passion – trout, bass, steelhead, halibut, Chinook, razor clams, crab – Free Fishing Weekend is the perfect time to share it with family or friends. The price is certainly right — no license, tag or validation needed to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon.