Coquille River Fishing Report

Coquille River - Coquille, OR (Coos County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
10-17-2017
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Streams and rivers are now open to trout fishing until Oct. 31. Anglers are allowed to use bait in streams above tidewater starting Sept. 1. Anglers may harvest 2 trout per day that are a minimum of 8 inches long.

Chinook salmon are being caught throughout the Coquille River. Salmon anglers are having the best luck trolling cut plug herring behind a flasher in the lower river and spinners in the upper river. There is no wild coho season in the Coquille River this year so all wild coho must be released but anglers may keep an adipose fin-clipped hatchery coho.

Water temperatures are dropping so smallmouth bass fishing should become very aggressive feeders before the winter rains flood the rivers. Smallmouth bass fishing has been good throughout the Coquille and South Fork Coquille rivers. Anglers are having success catching smallmouth bass on small spinners, crankbaits, jigs, and worms.

Crabbing and clamming updates can now be found in the Crabbing and Clamming section of the Recreation Report.