The Coquille River is located near Myrtle Point, Oregon. The Coquille River System has four forks: the North, South, East and Middle. All of these streams can offer very good fishing, depending on river conditions.
Coquille River Steelhead Hatchery Program
The Coquille Hatchery Program for steelhead is an outstanding operation and provides great fishing action, allowing anglers to go home with fish for dinner. Two per person each day may be kept. I have seen some very large hatchery steelhead on this river, including this picture of Char Kinyon with a 20 pounder. Typically these fish average 8 pounds though.
Some of the more secluded drifts are largely free of other anglers and fishing guides. In Oregon, we love these quiet Coquille River fishing experiences because they reveal the hidden beauty of the coastal rivers. Many of these drifts rarely see any other anglers. This fishing is done from drift boats.
Coquille River Fall Chinook Fishing
The Coquille River system has a wide variety of species to fish for. Besides the great steelhead fishing, there is some fantastic Fall Chinook fishing in September and October. These fish average 20 to 25 pounds and some very large specimens are taken each Fall. Salmon 50 pounds can be caught.
The earlier fishing is done in the estuary near the coastal town of Bandon. As the fish move up river, they can be caught around the small cities of Coquille and Myrtle Point. This fishing is done from both powerboats and drift boats.
Recommended accommodations available in Myrtle Point:
- Myrtle Trees Motel at 541-572-5811.