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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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The Sandy fishing well

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – The Clackamas felt the brunt of precipitation early, with the water starting to rise Wednesday, February 4th. This trend continued through Tuesday, February 10th, at which time it started dropping. Steelhead are being caught, however. A couple were even taken out of muddy water below Big Cliff last…

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Sandy River Productive for Winter Steelhead

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Clackamas levels dropped to a point earlier this week where it was challenging to fish and impossible for any craft other than pontoons or drift boats to navigate it. “I actually prefer it that way,” said Robert Campbell at Fisherman’s Marine in Oregon City (503-557-5600). Despite periodic milky…

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Low water levels impact access

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Water levels on the Clack have been dropping. “It’s too low for jets,” quipped Robert Campbell at Fisherman’s Marine in Oregon City (503-557-5600). “Drift boats will do OK now but powered boats can’t make it in water this low.” The Sandy is also low – ‘way low. It…

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Clackamas is unfishable for the most part

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Clackamas levels, unfishable over the past weekend, have dropped and cleared. Fresh winter steelhead are in the system with water conditions and flow predicted to be excellent for the coming weekend. The Sandy system also got slammed by storms earlier this week but the river has recovered and…

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Sandy River has been the Bright Spot

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Some steelheaders were heard to complain that water levels on the Clackamas had fallen to levels too low this week for decent fishing. Those complaints will be silenced over the next couple of days as storms bearing heavy rainfall are due to hit the valley. Water is low…

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Winter steelhead on the Sandy is Starting Up

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”194,72″] Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Water conditions on the Clackamas are good and forecast to remain that way, at least for a while. The river has been gradually dropping and clearing over the past few days. Eagle Creek has been running at decent level although it is quite clear. Despite the…

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Bulk of winter steelhead yet to arrive

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – As of mid-day Thursday, January 1st, the Clackamas is just below the 13-foot mark and flowing at approximately 4,000 cfs at Estacada. Fresh winter steelhead were taken earlier this week. Water temperatures are in the low to mid 40s. The run has yet to peak as…

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In between seasons

[it-exchange-member-content membership_ids=”72″] Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Waters of the Clackamas are on the rise today but are forecast to start a drop, the trend of which is predicted to continue over the coming week. Sandy River levels which have been a roller coast since the first of December are expected to continue…

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Season wrapping up

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – The Clackamas is forecast to rise through the weekend, drop for a couple of days, them blow out. This appears to be an accurate prediction. Although about done, it was a great coho run this year with biters in the river (for a change). About 13.000 fish were…

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