Coos River Basin Fishing Report

Coos River - Coos Bay, OR (Coos County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-7-2016
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Trout season opened in rivers and streams May 22. Angling is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater.

Anglers have been catching rockfish along the jetties and submerged rock piles. An occasional ling cod is also being caught in the bay. The marine fish daily bag limit for bottom fish (rockfish) is seven fish and a separate daily limit for lingcod (two). Anglers can only keep 3 blue rockfish and 1 canary rockfish as part of their daily limit and there will be no harvest of China, quillback, or copper rockfish. Retention of cabezon is prohibited from January 1 through June 30.

Crabbing has been decent for those crabbing from a boat with the best crabbing near high tide. There has been a mixture of hard shell and soft shell crab in the catch. It is still recommended you discard the crab viscera (guts/butter) before cooking.

Recreational harvest of bay clams remains open along the entire Oregon coast. Clamming is excellent during low tides near Charleston, off Cape Arago Highway, and Clam Island. There are also good places to dig clams even on positive low tides in Coos Bay. Due to low tide exchanges this week, the next good opportunity to dig bay clams will be in a week. Recreational harvest of razor clams is closed from Tillamook Head to Cascade Head and from Yachats River south to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes all beaches and all bays.

Before any shellfish harvest trip, make sure to check the Oregon Department of Agriculture website for any updates.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River and Three Rivers Fishing Report
Salmon River: Salmon River Fishing Report
Siletz River: Siletz River Fishing Report
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Fishing Report
Tillamook Bay: Tillamook Bay Fishing Report
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Applegate River: Applegate River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Fishing Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irving Reservoir Fishing Report
Tenmile Lakes: Tenmile Basin Fishing Report
Smith Reservoir: Smith River Fishing Report
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I Reservoir Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Fishing Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Reservoir Fishing Report
Hemlock Lake: Hemlock Lake Fishing Report
Garrison Lake: Garrison Lake Fishing Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Coquille River: Coquille River Basin Fishing Report

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Alsea River: Alsea River Fishing Report
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Nestucca River and Three Rivers Fishing Report
Salmon River: Salmon River Fishing Report
Siletz River: Siletz River Fishing Report
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Fishing Report
Tillamook Bay: Tillamook Bay Fishing Report
Trask River: Trask River Fishing Report
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Fishing Report
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Fishing Report
Applegate River: Applegate River Fishing Report
Arizona Pond: Arizona Pond Fishing Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: Ben Irvin Reservoir Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Diamond Lake Fishing Report
Emigrant Reservoir: Emigrant Reservoir Fishing Report
Expo Pond: Expo Pond Fishing Report
Fish Lake : Fish Lake Fishing Report
Floras Lake: Floras Lake Fishing Report
Galesville Reservoir: Galesville Reservoir Fishing Report
Garrison Lake: Garrison Lake Fishing Report
Hemlock Lake: Hemlock Lake Fishing Report
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie Reservoir Fishing Report
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt Lake Fishing Report
Illinois River: Illinois River Fishing Report
Lake Marie: Lake Marie Fishing Report
Lake Selmac: Lake Selmac Fishing Report
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Fishing Report
Loon Lake: Loon Lake Fishing Report
Lost Creek Reservoir: Lost Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I Reservoir Fishing Report
Willow Lake: Willow Lake Fishing Report