COOS RIVER BASIN: Streams in the Coos Basin are open for trout through Oct. 31. The use of bait is now allowed in streams above tidewater.
Chinook salmon fishing has been good in Coos Bay with the best bite happening around high slack tide but there have also been sporadic bites throughout the day. Anglers are catching salmon from the chip pile near the airport, in Marshfield Channel, and in the Coos River. Trolling a cut-plug herring is working well for catching salmon. The wild coho season in Coos Bay is open until Nov. 30. Anglers are allowed to keep one wild coho per day and two for the season. A few wild coho have been caught in lower Coos Bay for the past week.
Crabbing continues to be very good in the lower bay with crabbers catching mostly hard shell crab with a couple soft shell crabs in the mix. Crabbing has been good all the way up to the BLM Boat Ramp but the best crabbing will be near the jetties and close to slack tides. A few legal crabs have been caught off the Charleston docks.
Clamming is excellent during low tides near Charleston, off Cape Arago Highway, and Clam Island. There are also good places to dig clams even on positive low tides in Coos Bay. Recreational harvest of razor clams is closed for the entire Oregon coastline from the Columbia River to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This includes all beaches and all bays