fishing on Elk, Sixes, and Coquille Rivers,
January 1 through
$200 per person per day
(2 person minimum)
18 foot North River drift boat
steelhead fishing begins around the second week in December and
lasts till the end of March. There are presently hatchery releases
on the South Fork, the East Fork and the North Fork. All wild fish
must be released. Two hatchery fish may be
per day with six fish in seven days being the possession limit.
South Fork has an aggregate streambed and is the largest of the four
forks. It has the most access for boat launch and take out of the
four forks. It has excellent long drifts for holding water for the
steelhead and can handle moderate fishing pressure. The South Fork
clears in a couple of days after high water and is best fished high
in the river on high water and through the mid river on lower water
North and East Forks are both bedrock streams. They both have narrow
streambeds with overhanging alder, myrtle, and maple on the banks.
They both clear faster than the South Fork and are fishable within
hours of the river cresting from a rise. There is river access for
boat launch and take out on each stream. Both streams have
strong runs and exciting fishing available.