Fishing
Bandon

One of the greatest things about sport fishing in the Bandon area is that there’s something going on all year long, according to avid fisherman, columnist and local bait shop owner Tony Roszkowski.

Tony knows his fish– he’s been in the bait, tackle and seafood business in Bandon for more than 30 years.

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Bandon Crabbing

Year-round Angling

Spring and Summer

The Pacific halibut season kicks off in May and is a local favorite fishery for recreational boaters and charter trips. Ocean bottom fish, salmon and tuna seasons run through the summer months. Bay crabbing and clamming are also popular.

Fresh water fishing in lakes and rivers offers rainbow and cutthroat trout and Chinook salmon.

Fall and Winter

Fall is the best time of year to harvest Dungeness crab in the bay at Bandon and in the Empire-Charleston area of Coos Bay.

Area lakes are stocked with rainbow trout at this time, too, and some bass also are available to freshwater lake fishers. Boat and bank fishers take advantage of winter steelhead runs.

Fishing Guide

Coquille River Lighthouse, sunset, Bandon, Oregon

Tide Table

Check Bandon tide levels at the Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Association website. NOAA provides daily tide tables and predicted levels for upcoming months.

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Events

Check the summertime event calendar for annual Bandon crab and salmon derbies.

The free, family-friendly summertime lecture series hosted by the Port of Bandon often includes interactive workshops on harvesting shellfish.

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