Located in Coos County, OR


Coos River Fishing:

The Chinook angling on the Coos river has basically the same timing as the Coquille River. Chinook starts in late July. The Coos River has an early run of spring Chinook with decent numbers staying in the lower tidal territories through July and mid-August.

In late August and early September the Chinook begin to head up the river and a few weeks later the coho begins to arrive. The run generally starts to improve through August and peaks in September but salmon can be in the river until mid-November.

Winter Steelhead fishing on the Coos river is also a big draw northwest anglers. The Coos like the Coquille is known for big fish decent runs of both wild and hatchery fish. The Winter Steelhead fishing action usually fires up in December and peaks in January. After January the run begins to taper and rise but finally dies off in March.


Salmonoid Species:



Chinook (King Salmon)


Silver Salmon

Coho (Silver Salmon)



Steelhead (Sea Run Rainbow Trout)


When to Fish

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Open for Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead all year.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for exact times.



Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 Adult salmon or 2 steelhead per day or a combination on one each. 5 jacks per day and certain times of the year 1 additional fin-clipped steelhead is allowed.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for details.



Preferred Tackle:

Single point barbless hooks required, Spinners, Spoons, and Jigs. 


Roe, Shrimp, or Herring in the tidal areas.


Salmon egg or shrimp.

Tackle Tips:
Top Recommendation for this location is plunking or drifting shrimp or roe. Covering water with spoons or spinners and twitching jigs.


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