If you are interested in buying your license online, you must either create an account or if you've had a license in the past 3 years in Oregon, verify/look-up your account and then complete the account set-up process. You will need to select either paper tagging or e-tagging during account set-up. When fishing for salmon and steelhead you need both a fishing license and a combined angling tag (see details below*). If you keep a salmon or steelhead they must be "tagged" which means noting in ink on paper or in the app if e-tagging the type of fish caught, date of catch and river location.
If you choose paper tagging you will need to print a paper license and tag. A screenshot of the license and tag is not sufficient.
If you choose e-tagging you must install the MyODFW app on your phone. You will need to remember your username and password from account set-up to sign in to the app. Before your trip, login to the MyODFW app and sync with your account and become familiar with the e-tagging process. Internet access is not always available on the river for account set-up, app installation or to sync. Also be sure to have a fully charged phone battery so you may access your license/tag in the app to tag fish or if requested to be seen by law enforcement.
You may use the guest checkout option (instead of setting up an account) for single day or multi-day licenses (not annual licenses and tags) if you intend to print a paper license. If you prefer to use e-tagging and access your single day or multi-day license on your phone you must create an account as noted above. Guest checkout cannot be used for e-tagging.
*Most Guests 18 years and older will need a 1 day angling license ($23.00) which includes your combined angling tag. (2, 3 and 7 day licenses are also available).
*Guests aged 12-17years need a youth license ($10) and a youth angling combined angling tag ($5).
*Guests 11 years and younger do not need an angling license, but are required to have a youth angling combined angling tag ($5) when fishing for salmon and steelhead.
*If you purchase an annual angling license (resident $44, senior resident 70 years and older $29 or non-resident $110.50), you must purchase your combined angling tag, in addition, ($46.00 for residents, non-resident $66.00).