When it comes to fishing in Oregon, opportunities are in no short supply – especially here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! There are fish for every season and an endless choice of prime fishing spots to select from.
There are more than 30 freshwater lakes and rivers to choose from in Coos County, as well as fantastic bay and ocean fishing . And just as there are a wide variety of fish and fishing spots, so too are there lots of different ways to fish for them. Looking to paddle your kayak around a quiet fish-filled lake? We’ve got that. Want to cast a line for surfperch right off one of our beautiful beaches? No problem. Throw in a crab pot or dig for clams ? You got it. Thinking charter boat fishing for tuna, rockfish, halibut or salmon? You’ll find that on Oregon’s Adventure Coast too.
We’ve also put together a list of resources that will be helpful in planning your trip. Be sure to visit one of our bait shops while in the area; they’re always willing to share pointers with visiting anglers.
According to Oregon fishing regulations, an Oregon fishing license is required for everyone 12 years or older except during the state’s free fishing weekends when licenses or tags are NOT required. (The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife holds multiple free fishing weekends each year. Check the ODFW site for information.) Daily, multi-day and annual licenses are available at sporting goods stores and other local retailers. Find a list of vendors here or purchase online from ODFW.