The wild coho season in the Coos Basin closes on Oct. 15

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 was reduced to 4 fish with no retention of China, copper, quillback rockfish along with no retention of cabezon. 

Fishing for wild coho has been good from Charleston to the near the airport. A few Chinook salmon have been caught in the Coos River around SOMAR and above Chandler Bridge. Most of these fish were hatchery 3-year-old adult Chinook with an occasional jack or 4-year-old Chinook.

From July 1 – Dec. 31, salmon anglers are only allowed one wild Chinook for the season in the Coos Basin. The area open for salmon fishing, and the harvest of hatchery Chinook is per permanent regulations.  

The wild coho season in the Coos Basin closes on Oct. 15 with a daily bag limit of one wild coho adult and a season bag limit of 3 wild coho adults. 

Trout fishing in streams and rivers is open until Oct. 31. Anglers may now use bait in rivers and streams above tidewater

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