COQUILLE RIVER BASIN: Streams and rivers are now open to trout fishing until Oct. 31. Fishing is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater, except the South Fork Coquille where bait is allowed. Anglers may harvest 2 trout per day that are a minimum of 8 inches long.
A few Chinook salmon have been caught in the lower Coquille River from the jetties upstream to Rocky Point. Salmon anglers are having the best luck trolling cut plug herring behind a flasher.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been good throughout the Coquille and South Fork Coquille rivers. Anglers are having success catching smallmouth bass on small spinners, crankbaits, jigs, and worms.
Recreational crabbing is open in the Coquille estuary. Crabbing has started to pick up in the lower Coquille estuary especially for those crabbing from a boat.