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Oregon Coast Fishing & Water Sports

Discover the awesome beauty of Oregon's Pacific Coast Scenic Byway as you travel along the rugged cliffs and miles of dunes and beaches of the Oregon Coast.  Your most memorable vacation starts at Pacific101! 


Great Oregon coast fishing will be found in Pacific City where the Nestucca River meets the Pacific Ocean.  Ocean fishing for bass, cod, halibut and salmon on Dory boats, surf fishing for perch, enjoy the Oregon Fall Chinook run on the Nestucca, or try for Steelhead and Spring Chinook in both the Big and Little Nestucca rivers.

North jetty at Tillamook and the beaches at Fort Stevens are great places for surf fishing.  Sand shrimp is a favorite bait, but grubs, worms and clam necks also work well.  Perch are a fun little fish to catch.  They can be found in as little as 6" of water and quite close to the shore.

Alsea River offers record runs of salmon, steelhead and cutthroat, with access along Highway 34 from Waldport.

Siuslaw River provides anglers with some very challenging and productive Chinook Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon fishing throughout the year.  Hook up with Bob Stockdall to get the big ones the Siuslaw is noted for.

Dungeness Crab can be found on the Siuslaw river floor just about anywhere from the mouth of the jetty to Old Town Florence.  Also, clammers will love the bed just east of town on 126 for delicious razor clams.

Siltcoos Lake- 4 miles S. of Florence  Fabulous fishing with many fishing cabins located around the lake.   Fish for bass, trout, perch, crappie, catfish year round.  Or try your hand during steelhead and salmon season.

The Umpqua River, one of Oregon's most famous, offers a variety of fishing opportunities.  Chinook can be caught between Winchester Bay and Scottsburg, and the jetties at Half Moon Bay and Osprey Point offer some great shore salmon fishing.  Bottomfish, sturgeon and striped bass and smallmouth bass are also taken from the Umpqua.  For a great fishing experience, River's End Fishing Guide is sure to help you hook into chinook salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. 

From Salmon Harbor at Winchester Bay, Scott Hatcher Charter Fishing  offers a variety of deep-sea fishing opportunities including albacore tuna, halibut, sea bass, red snapper, ocean crabbing and more.  For current fishing info, visit Winchester Bay Fishing . Also you can get up-to-date fishing reports on the Umpqua, Smith, Siuslaw, Rogue, and deep Oregon sea fishing from the Fish Works Forum

Tenmile Lakes, just south of Winchester Bay at Lakeside, is a state wide favorite for fishing and water recreation.  There are a number of last year's hatchery rainbow trout, up to 17 inches or more; largemouth bass, bluegill, brown bullhead, black crappie, and yellow perch.  

In the spring and early summer, Coos County Beaches offer redtail and silver surfperch, sand sole, and starry flounder. Striped bass are occasionally caught off Coos beaches.  Also try the beaches around Port Orford, Gold Beach, and Brookings. The best conditions for catching perch are an incoming tide and low surf.

The Coos and Coquille Rivers are great for striped bass, shad, and sturgeon in the spring.  Try for sturgeon near the bridge.  Shad gets going in May and June, try Doras Place on the Coos, or Sturdivant Park on the Coquille.

Floras Lake is stocked with legal-sized rainbow, access is limited to the boat ramp and a short bank section at the northwest end of the lake. Floras is open year-round.

Garrison Lake in Port Orford is stocked with rainbow trout with a good carryover of trout up to 14 inches and is a great place to take kids. Access is good at the boat ramp and the city park.

McVay Wayside is a favorite for surf fishing and clamming, the picnic area sits above the ocean.  Nice place for the whole family. Just south of Brookings.

Winchuck Wayside, along the Winchuck River, is another great fishing and clamming spot, and a good place to observe marine life.  5 miles south of Brookings.  

Shellfish Licenses are now required.
$6.50 Resident, $16.50 Nonresident, $9.00 3 day Nonresident  Please call 1-800-448-2474 for up to the minute information on shellfish closings. 

Clatsop beaches are the best, producing 90% of Oregon's harvested razor clams.  They extend south from Point Adams and include Columbia Beach and Sunset Beach.  South of Astoria on Hwy 101, turn on to Sunset Beach Lane, drive to parking lot.

East of Florence, clam at low tide, dig six to sixteen inches under the tidal flats in the estuary area north and south of the North Fork bridge on highway 126.

Crabbing in Florence is best at the docks at the south jetty.  This is part of the demonstration fee area so you will need to pay $3.00 or use your pass.  Follow the road to near the end, the crabbing docks are to the right.

The Old Coast Guard Docks or the docks in Salmon Harbor are great places for crabbing in Winchester Bay.   The beaches around the Coast Guard Docks are also great for clamming, as well as some spots about a mile upriver of Winchester Bay or a mile north of Gardiner.  The area has gaper, razor and softshell clams and are some of the biggest on the coast, sometimes weight 1/2 pound and more.

Bolon Island, 5 miles north of Reedsport is a great free area and a favorite for clamming, while also providing some spectacular birdwatching and hiking.

Crab in the North Bend area at the Empire boat dock, the Charleston docks, or from a boat, inside Coos Bay's North Spit, or between Charleston and the BLM boat ramp.  You can also dig for gapers, cockles, and butter clams at Pigeon Point off the Cape Arago Highway and the Charleston Flat south of the Charleston Bridge.

Razor clams can be found  just north of Bandon. Seven Devils Road, follow signs to Whisky Run Beach and Seven Devils State Park for great clamming in the sandy beaches.



2013 Oregon Fishing Reg
2013 Oregon Marine Reg
Trout Stocking
Guide's Forecast

Fish Works

Oregon Tide Table Tool 

ODFW - Weekly Oregon Fishing Reports

Loon Lake Fishing, New this year, rent a boat and discover the  numerous coves and creeks that provide great cover for Loon Lake's bass and trout.  Or bring your own and take advantage of the lake's quality docks and boat ramp.

18th annual WILLIE Derby. Sponsored by Friends of Cal-Ore Fish to provide funding for fishing programs in the North Coast/Southern Oregon area.  Smith & Chetco Feb 20-22

Chopper Westbrook Derby, also put on by Friends of Cal-Ore Fish, takes place on the Smith and Chetco. Former 49ers Eric Wright and George Seifert are scheduled to attend the derby this year.   Feb 27 - Mar 1

Bounty on the Bay - Garibaldi and Tillamook Bay tournament and fundraiser for the Tillamook Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.  May

Lakeside Bass Tournaments
One Big Fish" tournament April
Osprey Point 541-759-2801
Bassin' for Bucks  May

The Tenmile Open August
Tenmile Bass Club 541-759-3448