Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Limited Wild Coho Season Starts Soon in Four Oregon Coast River Basins

Published 09/07/21 at 5:26 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Limited Wild Coho Season Starts Soon in Four Oregon Coast River Basins

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; some specials in winter
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Some specials for winter
In Lincoln City:
Some specials for winter
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Some specials for winter
In Newport:
Look for some specials
In Waldport
Some specials for winter
In Yachats, Florence
Some specials for winter
Southern Oregon Coast Hotels / Lodgings
Reedsport to Brookings, places to stay; winter deals

(Oregon Coast) – Wild coho season along the four major Oregon coast river basins is about to begin, with the Tillamook, Nestucca Siletz and Coos rivers opening up September 15 through mid-October. (Above: Siletz River)

ODFW made the announcement Tuesday, saying this is the first opportunity in five years for the retention of wild coho along Oregon coast rivers. Retaining the coveted fish has been closed since 2016 because of poor ocean conditions that caused coastal coho populations to drop.

While wild coho abundance is projected to be higher than the last few years, it is still less than the high returns seen from 2008-2014. So managers are proceeding cautiously with re-initiating these fisheries.

“When we announced wild coho fisheries in 2015, we asked anglers to be prepared for smaller returns and reduced opportunity in upcoming years, based on observations of poor ocean conditions at that time”, said Chris Kern, ODFW fish division deputy administrator. “Unfortunately, that is exactly what we observed.”

Ocean conditions affecting these populations have since improved. Anglers also encountered substantial numbers of wild coho in the summer recreational fishery off the Oregon coast.

Conservative harvest opportunities will be allowed within the Tillamook, Nestucca, Siletz, and Coos river basins. Basin-specific seasons, quotas, bag limits and other regulations can be found on the MyODFW website at https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing- report/northwest-zone and https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing- report/southwest-zone .

Wild coho seasons in Siltcoos, Tahkenitch, and Tenmile lakes open Oct. 1 under permanent regulations.

Oregon Coast Hotels for this - South Coast Hotels - Where to eat - Maps - Virtual Tours


MORE PHOTOS BELOW







Nestucca River

Siletz Bay


Coos River (courtesy Oregon's Adventure Coast)

Coos Bay estuary, courtesy Brent Lerwill

Tillamook Bay

More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....


Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Seaside Beach Discovery Program Returns to Get You Really Deep Inside Oregon ...
Every weekend through August 18 the inner workings of the coast, on the beach. Seaside events, Astoria events
S. Oregon Coast's Coos Bay Gets Heritage All-Star Status for Historical Aspec...
Preserving and sharing local history contributes to the economy
Bay Clamming Reopens on All Oregon Coast, Some Mussels - After Severe Biotoxi...
Rather harrowing chapter in Oregon's shellfish gathering history. Marine sciences
Oregon Coast Experts: Take Advantage of Minus Tides This Week Before Seaside'...
Annual conservation closure begins at 12:01 a.m. July 15
U.S. / International Travel Tips: Oregon Coast's Tiny Oceanside and Its Rugge...
A wild scenic route, moody tunnel, hiking, camping
UPDATES: Excessive Heat Warnings Extended Around Oregon, Washington. Temps Up...
Extended into Tuesday but more than a week for some. Weather
High-Profile Events, Changes at Lincoln City and the Funding That Brings the ...
Explore Lincoln City recently announced its community partnership funding. Lincoln City events
July's Tidepool Discovery Days at Oceanside Get You Deeper Into Oregon Coast ...
Sunday, July 7 and July 21, 22, includes the anenome wars. Oceanside events, Pacific City events

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted