Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports February 14th, 2020

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports February 14th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Reports – Some good steelhead reports are coming from the Clackamas River this week. One boat reported hooking 9 fish above Carver on Tuesday, a good sign that the later running broodstock fish may indeed come in as hoped this season. The Clackamas remains high with a good color of green, and…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast February 7th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas came into shape briefly this week, but is once again on the rise and will be out of commission for the weekend… again. When the water has been in, interest is climbing for the later returning steelhead, but as is common, the fish are just starting to return…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report and Forecast January 31st, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – There is no fishing report, mostly due to the fact the water has been really high as of late. Just today (1/30), it was coming into decent color, but still sweeping the tree line. It’s scheduled to have another bump this weekend, so it’ll be the middle of next week…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast January 17th, 2020

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast January 17th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Anglers are in the know, that Clackamas River steelhead return a bit later than the Sandy River steelhead. That may be part of the reason why traffic is so light on the Clackamas, nevermind the fact that fishing is slow to start. Most steelheaders run the Barton to Carver reach…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast January 10th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas is just now coming into fishable shape. That said, the presence of steelhead has been far from robust. High water this week didn’t help that situation, the Clackamas is off to a sub-par start this steelhead season. Most know from previous years that the peak happens a bit…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast January 3rd, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It remains too early for any level of expectation for Clackamas River steelhead. Interest in the fishery reflects that as well. Few people are in pursuit and fewer people are reporting success. The Guide’s Forecast – River levels took a jump this week, and are expected to remain high for…

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Willamette River Fishing Report January 3rd, 2020

Willamette River Fishing Report – Despite some rain systems that have come through the region, the Willamette River has remained stable recently. There has been increasing effort for sturgeon, from Oregon City into the Portland Harbor. Catches remain fair and there is a pod of Stellar Sea Lions building in the Milwaukie area, undoubtedly targeting…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports December 20th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports December 20th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s early for steelhead on the Clackamas but there are fish present. Anglers did get out following the last rain freshet but fish were hard to find (or were they even present many asked). Most steelheaders know that the bulk of these now broodstock fish return in February – March,…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report and Forecast December 6th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Wild coho do run in the Clackamas well in to December but few anglers are pursuing them so it’s hard to say in what abundance they may be present. One thing is for sure, they aren’t moving fast, and there hasn’t been any sign of winter steelhead to date. You…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing reports and Forecast September 6th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Robert Campbell of Fishermen’s Marine and Outdoor in Oregon City reports, “There are a few coho showing up on the lower Clackamas and at the mouth as well. Anglers are catching them on #4 Blue Fox spinners in chartreuse, blue or purple bodies. As is commonly the case, we start…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports August 23rd, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports August 23rd, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Nothing new on the Clackamas, anglers are still anxiously awaiting fall coho to return. We’re still 2 weeks away from any hope for success, but a robust return is likely. Until then, anglers remain focused on summer steelhead, which have returned in few numbers. Spring Chinook should be left alone.…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports August 16th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports August 16th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – No guide in their right mind is fishing the Clackamas right now so we’ll rely on the ODF&W report to satisfy your wants and need; which isn’t a high bar on the Clackamas this year. Here is the ODF&W report: Fishing remains very slow on the Clackamas River due to…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports August 9th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports August 9th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Summer steelhead on the Clackamas remains an option, albeit a poor one. Spring Chinook are starting to exhibit their spawning colors and should be left alone in the dropping, clearing waters. They get enough grief from the rafters utilizing the river system this time of year. Look for summer steelhead…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast August 2nd, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast August 2nd, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – I’d call the ODF&W report quite accurate so how can I top that. See for yourself, the agency is already trying to instill excitement for what is likely to be a robust fall coho return. I couldn’t agree more. From ODF&W: Fishing is still slow on the Clackamas River. Seasons…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports July 12th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Still ho hum fishing here, NO hatchery spring Chinook reported, and slow, very slow fishing for summer steelhead as well. The rafter hatch is coming on however. River Mill Dam is passing fair numbers of wild spring Chinook, which is a good thing. The Guide’s Forecast – Continued low, clear…

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