ODFW Free Fishing Weekends
Best bets for holiday weekend fishing
- Sea-run cutthroat trout on the north coast will respond to the recent cool weather by being even more active and ready to bite.
- Hatchery trout have been stocked in several zones just in time for the holiday weekend – 25,000 fish in the Willamette Zone alone.
Summer all-depth halibut season on the central coast will be open Aug. 31 – Sept. 1.
- Smallmouth bass are responding to the cool weather as well. Not only are they becoming more active, they are hitting more topwater lures.
- Fall Chinook are being caught in the Rogue River, and in the bays and tidewater of the Coos, Coquille and Umpqua.