Striped Bass Fishing Has Been Slow the Past Few Weeks

Coquille River - Coquille, OR (Coos County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-23-2021
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Shad fishing has slowed down on the Coquille. 

Striped bass fishing has been slow the past few weeks but should start to pick up again soon in the lower Coquille River. There is no size limit or daily bag limit on striped bass.

Smallmouth bass anglers are catching good numbers of bass in the South Fork Coquille below the mouth of the Middle Fork and in the mainstem Coquille River. There is no size limit or daily bag limit on smallmouth bass in the Coquille River. Smallmouth bass fishing in the South Fork Coquille River above the confluence of the Middle Fork Coquille, opened on Saturday, May 22. Water temperatures are in the mid-60s and the larger smallmouth bass will be looking to spawn. As the water temperatures warm up the smaller bass will become more active.

A temporary regulation started on May 22 allowing anglers in Coquille River system to use spears and spear guns to harvest smallmouth bass. Traditional rod and reel anglers can also use bait throughout the river system. This unique fishing opportunity is one of many efforts to reduce the impact of illegally introduced bass on Chinook populations.   

Trout fishing in streams and rivers opened on Saturday, May 22. Water temperatures are still fairly cool in the smaller streams but are already well into the 70s in the mainstem Coquille River. Trout anglers are reporting decent catches of cutthroat trout especially in river sections that are little harder to get to.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 23rd

Siletz River: A Few Summer Steelhead and Spring Chinook are Starting To Show up
Detroit Reservoir: Will Be Stocked Again This Week With 4,200 Hatchery Trout
Junction City Pond: Construction Work at Junction City Pond Will Take Place Sometime in The Next Two Weeks
Quartzville Creek: This River Above Green Peter Reservoir Will Be Stocked Again This Week
Santiam River ( North Fork) : Hatchery Trout Harvest is Now Open Unitl Oct. 31
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: The River is Slowly Dropping and Will Contiune to Drop as Summer Progresses
Santiam River (South Fork): A Few Summer Steelhead Have Already Shown Up
Grande Ronde River: The Flows on the Grande Ronde Have Been Holding Out for Boating and Fishing Should be Picking Up
Imnaha River: The Flows are Currently Moderate and Conducive to Fishing
Wallowa Lake : Wallowa Lake Has Been Fishing Well For Kokanne
Wallowa River: Lower Expected Flows This Year Means the River SHould Fish Well Throughout the Next Few Weeks
Ana Reservoir: The Reservoir Was Stocked With 4,000 Rainbow Trout
Ana River: A Fisherman Reported Catching a 25-Inch Rainbow Trout in the River Recently!
Campbell Reservoir: Water Levels Are Low
Cherry Lake: Water Temperatures Are Very Cold
Chewaucan River: The Water Is Already Starting To Approach Summer Flows
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting Yellow Perch is Your Best Bet
Holbrook Reservoir: No Recent Fishing Stories From This Reservoir
Upper Klamath Lake: Boat Ramps Are Open
Lofton Reservoir: Last Week People Were Catching Fish on the Bank With Lures
Sky Lakes Wilderness Lakes: All Lakes are Accessible
Sprague River: Fishing is Fair For Redband Trout
North Fork Sprague River: Flows Have Dropped Significantly to Around 33 cfs
Sun Creek: Fishing is Not Recommended at This Time. Flows Are At 11cfs
Willow Valley Reservoir: Best Fished From a Boat if You Can Launch
Wood River: Flows are a Little High Due to Flows in Annie Creek
Agate Lake: Agate Lake is at 61 Percent Capacity
Applegate Reservoir: Applegate Reservoir Has Been Fishing Well
Applegate River: The River is Again Open to Trout Fishing
Ben Irving Reservoir: Hot Weather Means a Good Number of Boaters on the Lake
Chetco River: Anglers May Want to Start Fishing Early Mornings or Evenings
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Anglers Have Been Doing Well At Cooper
Coos River: Boat and Bank Anglers are Still Catching Rockfish

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