Coquille River

Coquille River

Coquille River after a little rain!


Located in Coos County, OR


 

Coquille River Fishing:

The Chinook angling on the Coquille River starts in late July. The Coquille River has an early run of spring Chinook with decent numbers staying in the lower tidal territories through July and mid August. The waterway has a tidal range of forty-four miles.

In late August and early September the Chinook begin to head up river and a few week later the coho begin 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 Coquille river is also a big draw northwest anglers. The Coquille like the Coos is known for big fish decent runs of both wild and hatchery fish. The Winter Steelhead run usually fires up in December and peaks in January. After January the run begins to taper and dies off in early March.

 

Salmonid Species:

chinook

Chinook Salmon

steelhead

Steelhead

 

When to Fish

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The Coquille is generally open for Chinook salmon July. 1-Dec. 31. and year round for adipose fin-clipped steelhead.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for exact times.

 

 

Daily Limits

This fishery generally allows 2 adult salmon or steelhead per day, 20 per year. 5 jack salmon per day, 2 daily jack limits in possession allowed. one additional adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day for a total aggregate of 3 adult fish harvested daily from Jan. 1-April 30 and Dec. 1-31 only.

**See Oregon fishing REGS for details.

 

 

Preferred Tackle:

One single point barbless required. 

Bait:

Roe, shrimp, worms, and bait fish at the mouth.

Stink:

Salmon egg and shrimp

 

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

 

Combat Fishing Rating:

Hand to Hand. Eye protection recommended!

Coquille Fishing Access:

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