OREGON: Anglers are Encouraged (but not required) to Use Barbless Hooks

COQUILLE RIVER BASINĀ  (trout, Dungeness crab, chinook salmon,)

Trout fishing is now open in most area streams. Artificial flies and lures must be used in streams above tidewater. Anglers are reminded that the South Fork Coquille River from the USFS boundary near Powers up to Coquille River Falls is closed to all fishing, including the tributaries in this section.

Most area streams have native cutthroat trout. If planning to catch and release, anglers are encouraged (but not required) to use barbless hooks and fish when temperatures are cooler, to minimize mortality.

There have been a few chinook salmon caught recently from Bandon up to Rocky Point on the Coquille River. Salmon fishing has been best on incoming tides using cut plug herring behind a flasher.

Crabbing has been decent on the lower Coquille estuary. The better crabbing areas are downstream of the Highway 101 Bridge.

DIAMOND LAKE (rainbow trout)

The algae advisory for Diamond Lake was lifted Aug. 9. Fishing remained about the same this past weekend. The hatches are still occurring so anglers are competing with natural food for catching trout. Anglers are still having success trolling, fishing PowerBait off the bottom, or by matching the hatch with flies. Fishing the south end is becoming increasingly more successful as the water temperatures increase and the trout seek cooler areas.

Dept of Fish & Wildlife

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