Clackamas River Winter Steelhead


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Author Larry Ellis gives the reader incredible details on this history and future of the steelhead fishing on the Clackamas River. With insights from legendary guide Bob Toman, the reader will better understand how to unlock the secrets of this fishery and how it was in the “good ‘ol days.”

Technique & Target: Various techniques used on Oregon’s Clackamas River. 9 pages.

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This special archived article from STS and hand selected by The Guide’s Forecast is only available here.

Finding literature that graphically depicts what any river system looked like during the nineteenth century is next to impossible. Fortunately, the  Clackamas River has one of the world’s greatest poets to thank, for his eloquent description of what this dynamic river system looked like before heavy deforestation, pollution and hydroelectric dams contributed to the destruction of habitat conditions of what was once one of the most prolific and pristine fisheries in the late 1800’s…….