COQUILLE RIVER BASIN: Trout season is open in the Coquille Basin rivers until Oct. 31. The daily limit of trout in streams is 2 fish over 8-inches and anglers can now use bait in all streams and rivers in the Coquille Basin.
Chinook salmon fishing has picked up in the lower Coquille River. Anglers are having the best success fishing from Rocky Point up to Bear Creek trolling cut plug herring. Bank anglers have been catching Chinook salmon near Sevenmile Creek casting spinners. Anglers have been picking up wild coho from Bandon to Rocky Point trolling spinners.
Anglers are catching a few smallmouth bass in the mainstem and South Fork Coquille rivers. Small spinners or jigs have been working well to catch smallmouth bass. There is no size limit or bag limit on the number of smallmouth bass you can keep in the Coquille River Basin.
Crabbing has been good in the lower Coquille estuary. Dock crabbers are picking up a few legal-sized Dungeness crab at Webers Pier along the waterfront in Bandon.