Coos River Basin Fishing Report

Coos River - Coos Bay, OR (Coos County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Anglers are catching hatchery winter steelhead in the West Fork Millicoma, East Fork Millicoma, and South Fork Coos rivers. Steelhead anglers wanting to fish the South Fork Coos River will need to purchase a Dellwood Fishing Permit from the Weyerhaeuser website.   
Recreational fishing for bottomfish is open in the ocean along with bays and estuaries. The daily bag limit for marine fish is back to 5 plus 2 lingcod. Cabezon retention is closed until July 2019.
Trout fishing in streams and rivers will reopen May 22, 2019, while lakes in the basin are open year-round. Spring stocking of Coos area lakes will begin the last week of February and first week of March.