Black Friday and Saturday brings free fishing to Oregon

OREGON — The day after Thanksgiving, commonly known as “Black Friday,” will bring more than just cheap gadgets and toys, or unnecessarily-large televisions to the residents of Oregon.

Oregon Fish and Wildlife will host free fishing days for all Oregon residents. Crabbing and clamming is encouraged, as well.

On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, no passes or licences are required, including Combined Angling Tag, Columbia River Basin Endorsement or Two-Rod Validation. There are still rules that participants must adhere to.

Closures still apply, along with bag limits and size restrictions. For more information, visit to find out more.

But, the fun isn’t only for Oregon residents. All those who partake (including non-residents) in the free two days of fishing get to enjoy the various areas across the state of Oregon.

Make sure to check various fishing zones in the ODFW’s Recreation Report for information about season and bag limits, along with in-season changes relative to their species

For tips on how to fish, crab or clam and where to go


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