Coos River Fish Report for 12-16-2020
The Lower Coos Bay estuary has been a little rough from the recent ocean swell
Coos River - Coos Bay, OR (Coos County)
by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
The lower Coos Bay estuary has been a little rough from the recent ocean swells but anglers can still catch rockfish along the jetty and submerged rock structures when the bay is calmer. Smaller jigs with a twister tail or 1-ounce jigging spoons have been working to catch rockfish and greenling. The daily bag limit for marine fish was recently increased to 7, which for boat anglers cannot include any copper, quillback, China rockfish, or cabezon.
Bank anglers can still retain one copper, quillback or China rockfish and 1 cabezon as part of their daily bag limit. Boat and bank anglers are also allowed 2 lingcod per day.
Steelhead anglers have been hitting the local rivers with very little success. The next significant rain should bring good numbers of steelhead up the rivers. There is good public access at the Millicoma Interpretive Center on the West Fork Millicoma River and at Nesika Park on the East Fork Millicoma River. There is lots of bank access on the South Fork Coos River but anglers fishing above Dellwood will need a fishing permit from Weyerhaeuser.
Trout fishing in streams and rivers is now closed until next spring.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
Wallowa River: Continues to Be Good For Trout & Whitefish
Fall River: Anglers Should Focus Their Effort During The Warmest Part of The Day
North Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Metolius River: Consistent Fishing Between Allingham Bridge and Bridge 99
South Twin Lake: Anglers Reporting Fair Fishing
Alton Baker Canoe Canal: Stocked Again This Week
Clackamas River: Still Early For The Best of The Steelhead Run
Quartzville Creek: Best Conditions For Fishing Are Below 300 cfs.
Sandy River: Best Fishing Will Be As Water Levels Begin to Drop
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: River is Currently Running 3,600 CFS
Santiam River ( North Fork) Above Detroit Lake: Currently Flows Are at 2,800 CFS
Willamette River: Fish Ladder at Willamette Falls has Re-Opened and Salmon are Migrating up Into The River Above
Alsea River: Steelhead Fishing Starting to Pick Up
Kilchis River: Kilchis River Report
Nehalem River: Hatchery Run is Underway
Nestucca River: The Nestucca is Just Getting Started for Winter Steelhead
Siuslaw River: Whitaker Creek Area is the Best Location to Target The Returning Hatchery Fish
Trask River: Some Steelhead Around As It Starts to Drop
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
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