Coquille River Fishing

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COQUILLE RIVER BASIN: trout, Dungeness crab, Chinook salmon, surfperch

Trout fishing is now open in most area streams. Artificial flies and lures must be used in streams above tidewater. Anglers are reminded that the South Fork Coquille River from the USFS boundary near Powers up to Coquille River Falls is closed to all angling, including the tributaries in this section.

Most area streams have native cutthroat trout. If planning to catch and release, anglers are encouraged (but not required) to use barbless hooks and fish when temperatures are cooler, to minimize mortality.

There have been no reports of any Chinook salmon being caught in the lower Coquille River but early July is typically when the Chinook start moving into the river.

Redtail surfperch should be in the river at this time of the year from the jetties up to Rocky Point Boat Ramp. Sand shrimp is a great bait to use for catching surfperch.

 
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