Free Fishin’ Weekend!

And now for something completely different — anglin’!

This is Free Fishing Weekend in Washington and Oregon, and Free Fishing Saturday in Idaho — no license is required to go fishing, clamming or crabbing!

Well, good luck clamming in the Gem State, but besides that trivial detail, where should yee spend the weekend?

Well, I’ll tell you, this morning I had planned to round up lots of great info on where Northwesterners might head out with their unlicensed family and friends, but a little thing known as the Wolf Wars got in my way, and so I’m going to have to be far briefer than I’d like to be.

GO FISHIN'! ELLA GRACE WILEY SHOWS OFF A NICE TROUT FROM CENTRAL OREGON'S EAST LAKE! (WRIGHT & McGILL/EAGLE CLAW PHOTO CONTEST)

In Washington, you might check out any of the waters mentioned in WDFW’s June Weekender report, which we blatantly ripped off and used for our own foul purposes here.

The two-pole endorsement is also not required on the lakes where allowed, but you will need a catch record card for some species; see the regs.

In Oregon, you should scan through ODFW’s weekly Recreation Report, which, due to the aforementioned Wolf Wars, we were unable to drag down and rend apart in our toothy maws to post as content to our own Web site.

And in Idaho, it would behoove Gem Staters to investigate IDFG’s regional fishing information here.

While everyone except those whose fishing licenses are currently revoked can participate, all the other rules in the regulations pamphlet apply.

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