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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Water conditions on the Clackamas have changed very little over the past week, other than to get a little lower and, if possible, clearer. Forecasts indicate this trend will continue into the last week of the month. The water level on the Sandy has dropped about five inches since the 1st of June but, more…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for June 5th

Low clear conditions and higher than normal water temperatures on the Clackamas River are not a great combination for fishing. Of note is the 1,000 springers which has shown up in the trap at the McIver Park hatchery. That’s an impressive number for this early in the year. Water levels at the Sandy River have…

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Clackamas & Sandy River Reports and Forecast May 29th – June 4th, 2015

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Clackamas water levels have been on a steady decline this month, unaffected by the smattering of showers which has passed through, rarely getting the ground wet and mostly soaking into thirsty soil. Expect more of the same as the water will continue dropping into June. The Sandy River…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

With a flow of 1,300 cfs, the Clackamas River is not only low but clear, a double barreled problem for those of us who are chasing spring Chinook and summer steelhead here. While water levels at the Sandy bumped up over half a foot on Tuesday this week, they started dropping again right away and…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – The Clackamas water level drop is pretty much a straight line that can be tracked from over a week ago through today and into the middle of May. It’s a drop from low to lower. It’s this way everywhere this year. Sandy River water levels have dropped over…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Most steelheaders have hung up their gear and are targeting spring Chinook now on the Clackamas, particularly given the poor summer steelhead return this year. Fishing for springers in low, clear water is a tough proposition but persistence coupled with a little bit of know-how can win out. The low water story is no shocker…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Although some are calling the summer steelhead a bust, it’s not quite fair to be making that call in the middle of April. It’s clear however, that if they are going to show in big numbers, they’re lagging a bit behind this season. There are fair numbers of…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for April 10th

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Be prepared for the next freshet as the waters of the Clackamas are predicted to start rising on Saturday, April 11th. Forecasts call for an overnight increase in flows from roughly 2,000 cfs to 3,500 cfs. This event will be short-lived, however, with the river starting to drop…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Since the storm front bumped water levels over a week ago, the Clackamas has been more or less dropping and rain forecast for the coming week will have little effect on this trend according to the NOAA forecast. The river’s in good shape, though, and the timing is…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Rains this week brought fresh water into the Clackamas, which levels have continued to rise as of this morning, March 26th. Water is forecast to start dropping later today and, depending on the color, it could fish but certainly will, and well, by the coming weekend. While still early to optimistically pursue spring Chinook, a…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Water level and flow increased rapidly with the storm front that passed early this week, rising two feet at Estacada. While the water came down, it’s still about a foot higher than pre-freshet levels although clearing and fishable. Flows at the Sandy River started to increase on March 14th, rising over three feet at the…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

There was a crowd on the banks of the Clackamas River at the Bowling Alley hole on the evening of Wednesday this week. What could it mean? “Probably they heard somebody caught one,” quipped Robert Campbell at Fisherman’s Marine in Oregon City (503-557-5600). In any event, the water is ultra low and clear. Rain this…

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Picking up a few winters between Barton and McIver Park

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Water levels are low and running clear on the Clackamas River. As a result, winter steelheading slowed over the past week although anglers have hooked fish on occasion. The Sandy River has been running clear but not as low as one might expect given the lack of rain…

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Fish have been piling into the Sandy

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – While many would describe the Clackamas is low and clear, the ODFW quipped that it is at “early summer flows.” Yeah, you could say that. The steelhead which entered on the last freshet are now well distributed. Those who enjoy fishing low water are usually the ones who…

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The Sandy has been a bright spot

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – The Clackamas River was still a little high a murky on Tuesday this week though turning green. It’s running a nice color as of Thursday, February 19th, and is at a decent level. Sandy water levels are fairly low now but the river is in good condition for…

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