Coquille River Fishing
COQUILLE RIVER BASIN: trout, Dungeness crab, Chinook salmon,
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
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.