Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon

It’s free to fish, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16-17 of President’s Day Weekend.

During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River Basin Endorsement) are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. Although no licenses or tags are required, all other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.

This time of year, the best opportunity will be winter steelhead on the coast, stocked hatchery rainbow trout in the Willamette Valley and mid-coast lakes, and ice-fishing in northeast and southeast Oregon.

Look for the latest on fishing conditions and regulations at ODFW’s Weekly Recreation Report, which is updated every Thursday. Also see the trout stocking schedule to find out when your local lake is getting stocked with hatchery rainbow trout.

Hoop Fest

The 2019 Brookings Hoop Fest 3v3 basketball tournament will be Monday February 18, and it is now open for registration! Divisions include boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 8. The cost is $80 per team. You must register by 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 by mail or by dropping off your registration to the Redwood Theater. Games will be played at Kalmiopsis Elementary School and Azalea Middle School.

This is a great event for the entire family. There will be a snack bar with tasty treats and players can participate in three-point and free throw contests. T-shirts and prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the Brookings Harbor Boys Soccer program.

For more information, contact or Jess Beaman at 541-661-1076. You can also go to visit for more information.

Slippery Bannana Belt

The Slippery Bannana Belt tournament will be held this weekend at Azalea Park. Spectators are welcome. go to the events official Facebook page for more information.