Saltwater Fishing in Coos Bay
Types of Species in OregonDue to the very cold waters which we have along the coast of Oregon the species you find may differ from the ones which I mention below depending just where you might be fishing. Generally, the further south you are the warmer the water. Water temperature is a critical factor in what fish you might find in any area. The most common species found in this immediate area are: Redtail Surfperch, Striped Perch, Striped Bass (rare), Red, Brown, and Yellow Irish Lords, Flounders, Kelp Greenling, Rock Greenling, Black Rockfish, Cabezon, Lingcod, Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon.
"First off, terminal tackle refers to everything you attach to the end of your line in order to catch fish. This includes things such as hooks, sinkers, bobbers, swivels, and lures. Anglers should have a range of hook sizes, including single hooks as well as "bait holder" hooks, which already have a leader, and loop attached to the end of them. There are many styles of sinkers, and anglers should have a range of styles and weights, from split-shots, to twist on, to flat, torpedo, and pyramid varieties in sizes from 0.5oz. to five ounces or so. Swivels are helpful in many instances, as are bobbers for suspending an anchovy close to the water surface for Salmon fishing."
The next section covers the most common baits which are used for your fishing adventure.