Steelhead anglers have been catching hatchery steelhead

Coos River - Coos Bay, OR (Coos County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead anglers have been catching hatchery steelhead in the South Fork Coos, East Fork Millicoma and West Fork Millicoma rivers. These rivers are currently high and muddy from the recent rains and may continue to be into the weekend. Once the river levels come down, fishing should be good at the Millicoma Interpretive Center on the West Fork, Nesika Park on the East Fork Millicoma and 5 Mile Marker on the South Fork Coos rivers. Anglers wanting to fish the South Fork Coos River above tidewater will need a fishing access permit from Weyerhaeuser. 

Trout fishing in streams and rivers are now closed until May 22.

Bank fishing for steelhead on East Fork Millicoma Rivercheck out this video.

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