The mainstem Coquille has been running high and muddy

Coquille River - Coquille, OR (Coos County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead anglers have been catching a few hatchery winter steelhead in the Coquille Basin steelhead rivers but overall fishing has been slow. This year’s steelhead run does not appear to be a big run of fish so anglers will have to work a little harder to catch a fish to take home.

The mainstem Coquille has been running high and muddy. Steelhead anglers may have success plunking the inside current seams on the mainstem. Anglers are reporting a few steelhead in the North Fork Coquille and South Fork Coquille rivers.

Drift boat anglers reported a tree down across the river on the South Fork Coquille River between the Myrtle Groove driftboat launch and the 7 Mile marker driftboat launch. Drift boats can make it around this tree at higher flows but it may become a problem as the river levels continue to drop. 

Trout fishing in streams and rivers will reopen May 22.

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