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The Oregon coast south of the south jetty of the Coquille River has closed to mussel harvest.

The Dam Hole on the Trask River closed to fishing on Sept. 1 and will remain closed until Nov. 30.

Effective October 19, the daily bag limit reduces for adult hatchery Chinook 

Retention of wild adult fall Chinook salmon is prohibited effective October 5, 2019.

Steelhead, fall Chinook and coho bag limits reduced to one per day.


In Oregon we have nine species of soles and other flounders, including the popular petrale and sand soles.

Features: Soles have flattened, oval bodies with both eyes on one side of their head. They are dark on top and light underneath. 

Habitat: They are commonly found on mud or sand bottoms from 5- to 750-fathoms deep. 

Techniques: Soles and other flatfish are best targeted by fishing with smaller hooks (less than 2/0) tipped with bait such as clam necks, sand shrimp, or chunks of herring or anchovy on a sandy or gravel bottom.