Coos River Fish Report for 8-4-2022
Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish around the jetties
Coos River - Coos Bay, OR (Coos County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Anglers are still catching decent numbers of rockfish around the jetties in the lower Coos Bay estuary. Best fishing is typically near slack tides. A jig fished with a twister tail trailer is always a good option to catch bottomfish. The daily general marine fish bag limit is 5 fish for the 2022 season with a 1-fish sub-bag limit for China and copper rockfish combined.
Chinook and hatchery coho are occasionally being caught in the lower Coos Bay estuary. The majority of these salmon are most likely “feeders” that are following baitfish into the bay. From July 1 – Dec 31, salmon anglers are only allowed one wild Chinook for the season in the Coos Basin. There is no season restriction on the number of hatchery Chinook anglers can harvest.
Trout fishing in streams and rivers is open until Oct. 31. Anglers are restricted to using artificial flies and lures in rivers and streams above tidewater. The main rivers are very warm and anglers will want to fish either in tidewater or go to the smaller headwater streams.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Crooked River: The Crooked River is flowing at 181 cfs below Bowman Dam
Davis Lake: The water level remains extremely low
Deschutes River- Lower: Emergency steelhead angling and retention closures on the Deschutes River have been extended
Lake Billy Chinook: Bull trout fishing has been slow and kokanee fishing has been a little better
Prinevile Reservoir: Trout fishing continues to be good
Wickiup Reservoir: Anglers should expect to see fewer kokanee in Wickiup Reservoir this year
Green Peter Reservoir: This reservoir is still mostly full
Santiam River ( North Fork) : The gate at Green’s Bridge is now closed for the summer
Trail Bridge Reservoir: Trail Bridge Resevoir Update
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Fishing Report
Nestucca River: Summer steelhead fishing continues to be fair
Trask River: Cutthroat trout fishing is good in the Trask River
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022
Crane Prairie Reservoir: After a slow start, anglers are reporting that fishing is improving at Crane Prairie
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