Yellow perch anglers are reporting decent catches

Tenmile Lakes - Lakeside, OR (Coos County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Most largemouth bass are in deeper water along hard bottom points in Tenmile Lakes.  Some bass can still be found in shallower water and around boat houses and other structure. During the middle of the day bass can be caught on crankbaits, jigs and plastic worms/stickbaits by fishing in the shade or deeper water. The lake level is low this time of the year, so many submerged logs are out of the water.

Yellow perch anglers are reporting decent catches of yellow perch in the 9- to 13-inch range. Fishing for yellow perch has been good for anglers fishing mud flats in 15-20 feet of water. Yellow perch will bite on worms or jigs tipped with a worm fished near the bottom.

The wild coho salmon fishery opened on Tenmile Lakes on Oct. 1. There are no reports of coho in the lakes yet. Anglers are allowed to harvest 1 wild coho per day and have up to 5 for the season in aggregate with all the other coastal wild coho seasons.

Trout fishing in the lakes will pick up as the water temperatures cool down. Trout anglers will want to concentrate their fishing in the deeper water. 

Trout fishing in streams closes after Oct. 31.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, October 28th

Snake River- Below Hells Canyon Reservoir: Bass fishing will be good throughout the Oregon section of the Snake River
Chewaucan River: Fishing will be poor this week due to rain
Upper Klamath Lake: Redband trout are scattering throughout Upper Klamath Lake
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Catch rates were low on opening day and effort was very high
Lake Of The Woods: Fishing for yellow perch will be your best bet
Sprague River: Opened to fishing through Oct. 31
Williamson River: Flows are very low, fishing is good
Wood River: Best section is from Fort Klamath to Weed Road for brown trout
Arizona Pond: The pond was stocked heavily this spring
Ben Irving Reservoir: Lots of rain has likely muddied the waters
Bradley Lake: Trout fishing has been good at Bradley Lake
Butterfield Lake: Anglers are reported great fishing at Butterfield Lake
Chetco River: Water levels have risen and color up some
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Report
Coos River: Boat and bank anglers (on the jetty) are still catching rockfish inside lower Coos Bay
Coquille River: There are still a few striped bass in the lower river
Diamond Lake: Recent reports show that anglers are easily finding fish
Elk River: Recent rain most likely brought the first few groups of early Chinook into the river
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is unusable at this time!
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Lake Report
Sixes River: Recent significant rainfall was enough to warrant lifting the low water closure

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