COQUILLE RIVER BASIN: Streams in the Coquille Basin are open for trout fishing as of Saturday, May 23. Fishing is restricted to artificial flies and lures in streams above tidewater. Anglers should have good success catching trout in the deeper pools and riffles using spinners or flies.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in the Coquille Basin. The best fishing is in the South Fork and mainstem Coquille rivers. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass on jigs, crankbaits, spinner, and worms (bait is legal in tidewater). There is no size limit or bag limit on smallmouth bass in the rivers of the Coquille Basin.
A few shad are starting to be caught in the Coquille River around the town of Coquille.
Crabbing has been slow in the Coquille River near Bandon. Crabbing should pick up throughout the summer. If you dont have a boat Webers Pier is a great place to throw out you crab pots.