Widely known as the land of trout and salmon, Oregon's waters teem with large and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill; making it a natural haven for avid anglers and nature hungry tourists.

Securing your own Oregon fishing license can easily be done online via the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website. The links below will answer all your questions regarding fishing license information and fees. It will also walk you through the steps on how to purchase one online.

Reading the various fishing rules and regulations should be your next step after purchasing a license. It is important to know about the local protocols of the area you are visiting in order for you to be able to contribute in the protection of marine life. These laws are strictly implemented to avoid extinction. And since some rules change without prior notice, it is important to check the links below for updates.

Do you want to help in the state's conservation efforts? FishSmart can help you do that! The people behind this advocacy teach both experts and beginners how to properly catch and release fish back into the water without harming them. Click on the link to learn more about how to boost the survival rate of marine life in the area.