Free fishing in Oregon Saturday and Sunday

This photo shows Unity Reservoir, on the upper Burnt River about 3 miles north of Unity. The reservoir has a paved boat ramp and is located at a state park. Fish for rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and crappie.

SALEM — This weekend individuals 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.

· Trout fishing has been good (and for big fish, too) in Priday, Krumbo and Malheur reservoirs.

· 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.

· And for something a little different, check out the wiper fishing in Ana Reservoir.

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