Oregon Fishing License

The Oregon Fishing License category covers everything you need to know about obtaining a fishing license in Oregon. From license requirements and fees to purchasing options and free fishing days, this section provides comprehensive information to ensure you’re properly licensed for your next fishing adventure. We‘ll explore the different types of licenses available, including resident, non-resident, and special permits like shellfish licenses. You’ll also find details on youth and senior licenses, as well as licensing for specific fisheries like trout or salmon. Whether you‘re a lifelong angler or just getting started, this category is your go-to resource for navigating Oregon‘s fishing licensing system.

Deschutes River

Deschutes River Fly Fishing Guide: Licenses, Seasons & Top Spots

The Deschutes River in Central Oregon is a true fly fishing paradise, renowned for its wild rainbow trout, scenic beauty, and diverse angling opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a newcomer to the sport, this comprehensive guide will equip

Oregon Non Resident 3 Day Fishing License

The Ultimate Guide to Oregon’s 3-Day Non-Resident Fishing License

Are you an avid angler eager to explore the bountiful waters of Oregon? As a non-resident, obtaining the right fishing license is crucial to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive deep into the specifics

Oregon Fishing

How Much Does a Fishing License Cost in Oregon?

Are you eager to explore the bountiful waters of Oregon in 2024? Before you cast your line, it’s crucial to understand the state’s fishing license requirements and fees. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive into the details of Oregon’s fishing


Oregon offers several types of fishing licenses for residents and non-residents:

  • Annual Angling License
  • Combined Angling Tag (required for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, halibut)
  • Sports Pac (includes angling, hunting, shellfish licenses)
  • Daily/Multi-day Angling Licenses (1, 2, 3, and 7 day options)
  • Youth License (ages 12-17)
  • Senior & Pioneer Licenses (for older residents)

Youth under 12 do not need a fishing license in Oregon. Those aged 12-17 need to purchase a Youth License for $10, which includes angling, hunting, shellfish licenses and the Columbia River Basin Endorsement. A Youth Sports Pac is also available which includes tags for some game species in addition to the standard Youth License.

You can purchase preference points in Oregon during specified times of the year when you are not applying for a controlled hunt for that species. Points are awarded for deer, elk, pronghorn, bear, and bighorn sheep and can improve your draw odds in future years. Points can be purchased online through your ODFW account.

Oregon fishing licenses can be conveniently purchased online through the ODFW website and mobile app. You can also buy licenses in-person at ODFW offices and license vendors throughout the state. Annual licenses can be printed at home or downloaded electronically to your smartphone.

A Combined Angling Tag is required for all anglers, regardless of age, to fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and halibut in Oregon. Only one Combined Angling Tag may be purchased per year. Any adult wild salmon or steelhead harvested must be immediately recorded on the Combined Angling Tag.

No, preference points are non-transferable in Oregon. The points are assigned to an individual’s account. If you move to another state, your Oregon preference points remain on your account, though it may require more points to draw the same hunt as a non-resident.

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