COQUILLE RIVER BASIN: Streams in the Coquille 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 on the lower Coquille River near the Hwy 101 Bridge up to Bear Creek. Anglers have been trolling cut plug herring behind flashers to catch salmon. The wild coho season in Coquille 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 Coquille River this past week.
Smallmouth bass fishing has been good in the South Fork Coquille River and mainstem Coquille River. Anglers are catching smallmouth bass jigs with a twister tail, crankbaits, spinner, and worms. There is no size limit or bag limit on smallmouth bass in the rivers of the Coquille Basin.
Crabbing has been decent from a boat in the Coquille River near Bandon. If you dont have a boat Webers Pier is a great place to throw out you crab pots.