sport fishing in the Bandon


fishing coquille river bandon

Year-Round Fishing fun in the Marine Zone

Explore the diverse fishing options available on Oregon’s beaches, bays, and ocean waters. Cast for surfperch in the crashing waves, target cabezon from rocky jetties, or venture deep for rockfish, halibut, and the exhilarating albacore tuna.

With a wide variety of fish species and techniques, there’s something for every angler to enjoy. Come and experience the thrill of fishing in Bandon!

For more information on fishing in Bandon and the Oregon Coast, visit the official website of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

bank fishing


Spring & 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 & 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.

Bandon Hatchery

The Coquille River offers excellent Chinook and coho salmon fishing in the fall and winter and steelhead fishing from December through the end of the run, especially on the North Fork Coquille at Laverne Park and on the South Fork Coquille up to the city of Powers. Wood ducks can be seen year-round at the intake reservoirs. Swallows are common May – September. Herons and kingfishers are common year-round. Picnic tables are available at the hatchery. Visitors can view and feed large rainbow trout in a show pond, and can observe the spawning of salmon and steelhead October – March, usually Tuesday mornings.

Bandon Tide Tables

Tides for Fishing

Find the best times for fishing in Bandon this week, along with high and low tides.

Daily Tide Tables

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


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

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

Additional Resources

For more information on Oregon sport fishing and shellfish harvesting, please refer to the following resources.

Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations

Oregon Shellfish Regulations

Crabbing Guide