Coquille River

Formed by the confluence of its forks at Myrtle Point, the Coquille River snakes its way about 35 miles through Coast Range forest and farms to its ocean outlet at the city of Bandon.

The River is famous for its Steelhead and Salmon fishing. Steelhead fishing on the Coquille picks up in late December and peaks in January and February. The Coquille has one of the biggest hatchery steelhead runs on the Oregon Coast.

The Chinook (King Salmon) fishing on the Coquille River begins in late July. Fall Chinook fishing in September and October. These fish average 20 to 25 pounds and some very large specimens are taken each Fall.

Aside from King Salmon, the Coquille has big runs of Coho Salmon. This is one of the few Oregon rivers where wild Coho can be kept. The Coho, or silvers as they are often called, usually show up several weeks after the first Kings enter the bay.

In addition, there is good cutthroat trout and small mouth bass fishing. Also, a Sturgeon fishery is being developed in the lower river.

The Bryant Boat Ramp is a short distance down the road. You can put in there and drift fish all the way to the ocean!

Nice Chinook catch...