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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.

Fishing

Off Oregon's coast anglers can find starry flounder.

Features: Starry flounder are a flatfish with both eyes on the "top" side of their heads. They are dark on the eyed side with very rough scales, and alternating yellow/orange and black bands in the dorsal, anal, and tail fins.

Habitat: Flounder tend to stay near the bottom, looking for food above. 

Technique: Drift a small jig or bait (such as shrimp, marine worm or mussel) on a #2 hook with 2-ounce sinker rigged on a 10- to 15-pound line over a sandy or muddy bottom.

Header photo by Sam Grover, Flickr