Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 14th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – As reported in the Fisheries Update section, a hatchery spring Chinook has yet to be recorded in the creel census this season. Nuff said about that, good luck. Summer steelhead action hasn’t been all that much better. There were a handful of summers reported last week, but so far from…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 7th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast June 7th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Put simply, a grand total of 3 wild spring Chinook have been released, for 964 angler days on the river. I’m not sure I have to go any further than that, fishing SUCKS! ODF&W is trying to get production back on line, but between poor rearing conditions and sad outmigrating…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 31st, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 31st, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Reports – Week 4 with no spring Chinook recorded from the Clackamas River. I remember days where dozens were caught in just one evening at McIver Park 27 years ago… The springer run is already a bust here. Spring Chinook interest is already fading, for good reason. Summer steelhead anglers, at least…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 24th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 24th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Another no fish week on the Clackamas. Not a single salmon or summer steelhead was recorded for the boat or bank fisheries. We may be approaching a disaster. The overall hatchery winter steelhead count back to the facility was about 800 fish, not a disaster, but far from robust. No…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 17th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 17th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Once again, the Clackamas River creel report yielded no salmon or steelhead for boat and bank anglers last week. There are certainly fish of both species present, just not in good numbers. With the Willamette fishery drying up, and the fact we’re nearing peak season for the Clackamas River, at…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 3rd, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 3rd, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With the heavy focus on the Willamette River, the Clackamas remains relatively void of effort for steelhead anglers. It’s still too early for spring Chinook. Steelheaders didn’t have a lot of competition and there remains fair numbers of wild winter steelhead and some summer steelhead as well. The upper reaches…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports April 12th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports April 12th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – As you can see, it hasn’t been a productive week on the Clackamas: We’re still over the bank on the Clackamas so there’s very little to report from this system. I did glean one piece of information from a PGE biologist today; when the Clackamas was fishing good a few…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast April 5th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast April 5th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With very little pressure, and the fact we’re still in peak season on the Clackamas, late arriving winter steelhead should still be a viable option for Clackamas River anglers. There have been recent reports of fairly good fishing, but I didn’t witness it on last weekend’s float. We were fishing…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 29th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 29th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Recent reports from the Clackamas are rumored to be good fishing. With the fleet largely focused on Willamette River spring Chinook, the river is relatively empty, yet fair catches of steelhead seem to be present. The ODF&W recreation report backed up these rumors. From ODF&W: “There’s no good reason not…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports March 22nd, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports March 22nd, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Water conditions improved this week, with warmer temperatures and increasing snow-melt. Although with snow-melt comes colder water, the increase in flow was most welcome. It has impacted the metabolism of the fish already in the system however. Interest is peaking and success rates should be on the increase as we are…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 8th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s just plain cold out there! Clackamas fishing has held up in the recent week. Although it’s been sporadic (as steelheading always is), it’s been somewhat consistent in producing fair chances for savvy anglers. Boaters working from Feldheimer’s to Carver have been taking fish on jigs, beads and plugs this week.…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 1st, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s been a good week for Clackamas River steelheaders. Predictably, steelhead surged into the Clackamas River this week and catches have been good. Fish have been spread throughout the river and a variety of tactics are taking fish. Sidedrifters, bobber doggers, plug pullers and bobber and jig fishers have all been…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast February 22, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas showed some promise over the weekend, after coming off a nice river rise and a slow drop due to the slow snow-melt from the cold weather front. Saturday produced good results for anglers, with one guide boat reporting 6 fish from the metro favorite. It was an ideal scenario,…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports February 15th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Like the Sandy, the Clackamas spiked and should be on the drop, barring any warm, wet rain event in the very near future. That said, fishing remains challenging on this system, it’s big water to begin with, even harder when on the rise and still colored up. Anglers weren’t too…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports February 8th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s been a cold week on the Clackamas, and when cold weather sets in, it’s not very fun for steelhead to bite, which happens to be the case this week on the Clack. Fish are present in the watershed, but the low, clear water has them slow to move, both upstream…

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