Coos River Fish Report for 8-18-2022
Best fishing is typically near slack tides
Coos River - Coos Bay, OR (Coos County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
Anglers can catch 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, and 1-fish sub-bag limit for Cabezon.
Chinook are starting to enter the lower Coos Bay estuary. From July 1 – Dec. 31, salmon anglers are only allowed one wild Chinook for the season in the Coos Basin. The area open salmon fishing, and the harvest of hatchery Chinook is per permanent regulations.
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. If catch-and-release fishing, try the cooler times of the day early and late when stress on fish is lower. Searun cutthroat trout usually enter upper tidewater this time of year.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Anthony Lake: Fishing at Anthony Lake may be a bit slower than previous years
Balm Creek Reservoir: Earlier this year, Balm Creek Reservoir was stocked with fingerling trou
Phillips Reservoir: The reservoir only filled to about ¼ full before beginning to drain again
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir still has a decent amount of water
Thief Valley Reservoir: The reservoir is currently only 33 percent full
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir has been dropping throughout the summer and is about 1/2 full
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Continues to have a decent amount of water in it
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing is has been good at Ben Irving
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
: ODFW announces in-season changes to Pacific halibut sport fishery
Heart Lake: ODFW to host public meetings on plans to treat Heart Lake
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