Coquille River Fish Report for 7-21-2021
Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up again in the lower Coquille River
Coquille River - Coquille, OR (Coos County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Striped bass fishing is starting to pick up again 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. Water temperatures in the mainstem and major forks are rising into the 70s. With warm/sunny days, the smallmouth will be hugging the shadows along the overhanging shoreline vegetation.
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. Spearfish anglers have been reporting some success harvesting smallmouth bass in the South Fork Coquille River.
Trout fishing in streams and rivers is open through Oct. 31. Water temperatures are well into the 70s in the mainstem Coquille River. Stream flows are dropping and temperatures rising in the smaller streams, so anglers should take care in handling trout to be released. Trout anglers are reporting decent catches of cutthroat trout especially in river sections that are little harder to get to.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, July 21st
Upper Klamath Lake: Water temperatures are extreme on the water surface but much colder in deeper water
Miller Lake: Fishing should be excellent as the lake has been heavily stocked
Wood River: Best section is from Fort Klamath to Weed Road
Butterfield Lake: Boat and bank anglers are still catching an occasional trout
Chetco River: Upper Chetco watershed or tributaries has some great cutthroat trout fishing
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Friday, July 16th
: ODFW Recreation Report
: Wallowa and Baker County gamefish limits lifted due to drought conditions
: Central Oregon Coast Subarea all-depth Pacific halibut sportfishing openings increase
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