Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Nothing has changed on the Clackamas and few have any expectations of success for skittish summer steelhead here. There are a few fish available throughout the watershed, but early morning will prove to be the best for more reason than one. The first being that there won’t be any rafters…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Fresh Springers Hit the Sandy; Clackamas Still Fishing Poorly Clackamas River Fishing Report – Nothing new to report for the Clackamas. It’s getting late for spring Chinook, even if it was open. It closed earlier this month. Summer steelheading on the Clackamas has been a bust this year and with more rafters starting in, it’s…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report and Forecast

Clackamas Closing to Spring Chinook, Sandy the Obvious Favorite Clackamas River Fishing Report – As much as I hate seeing disappearing opportunity, it’s been flat out depressing reporting on the Clackamas River. Home to my first-ever spring Chinook, the Clackamas at River Mill Dam is a dead river. So dead that the ODF&W has decided…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Clackamas on the rocks; Bright springers in the Sandy, some steelhead showing Clackamas River Fishing Report – This is getting repetitive. I’m even having a hard time coming up with synonyms for “repetitive”. Different week, same results. Clackamas River anglers continue to struggle to find a reason to fish the Clackamas. With summer steelhead numbers…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Salmon & Steelhead still absent from the Clack; Sandy producing “a few” Clackamas River Fishing Report – Since creel checking started in early May, there hasn’t been a salmon or steelhead checked on the Clackamas River from either the bank (151 bank anglers checked last week) or boat (322 boat anglers checked last week) fishery.…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

Clackamas Still Sputtering, Sandy Has Springers, Steelhead Clackamas River Fishing Report – The news just doesn’t get any better here on the Clackamas. This river is sick, or at least the hatchery returns for both summer steelhead and spring Chinook are. Creel checks tell a scary story. Last week, 230 boat anglers and 281 bank…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Springers and Summer Steelhead Available; Sandy Still the Better Bet Clackamas River Fishing Report – Well, Clackamas River anglers are finally getting back on the river, after Clackamas County starting lifting restrictions and county parks started to open back up. Look in the Fisheries Update section of the report for details on what parks and…

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Sandy and Clackamas River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Starting June 1st, the Clackamas River boat ramps and some parks will see the first stage of re-opening since the pandemic hit. Barton Park will re-open, but Carver Park will remain closed for construction until mid-June is what the website states. So, as you can imagine, reports have been scarce.…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports

The Sandy is the better option; spring Chinook and summer steelhead season is here Clackamas River Fishing Report – Access to the Clackamas remains limited. It’s very hard to launch and retrieve a boat there but some spring Chinook and summer steelhead are in the river for mostly bank anglers to access. Bank access is…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

More Springers and Summer Steelhead on the Sandy River! Clackamas River Fishing Report – Mike from Fishermen’s Marine and Outdoor reported that anglers remain challenged with access to the river. Many of the parks along the river remain closed and boat ramps remain hard to access as well. Those that have accessed the river however…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports May 8th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With the river online to open back up to more public access, reports remain sparse. Couple the extensive closures with a bevy of anglers that have little to no faith in the spring Chinook run, and mediocre interest in summer steelhead, and reports are scarce. Oh yeah, the Columbia re-opened…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast May 1st, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With access limited, so are the fishing reports. That said, winter steelhead will be tailing off and more summer steelhead should start to show in the catch. Bank angling is the best option right now with the upper reaches having the best mix (read: spent winter runs and some summer…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast April 24th, 2020

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast April 24th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With few boat ramps open, traffic and subsequent success rates are low. There remains fair to good numbers of wild winter steelhead in the upper reaches of the Clackamas with a few fresh fish still coming in. Again, there are few in pursuit for obvious reasons. Summer steelhead are starting…

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

Clackamas River Fishing Report – With fishable numbers of spring Chinook yet to show, and debatable as to whether they will or not at all this year, Clackamas River anglers remain focused on late run winter steelhead (mostly wild) and a rare summer steelhead that is likely in the river system. Wild winters will be…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports April 10th, 2020

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Not much has changed on the Clackamas, with some late winter run steelhead (almost exclusively wild) and an occasional summer steelhead in the mix. Water conditions are in great shape, with a slight bump forecasted, from a rising freezing level melting off low-level snow. It’s a mixed bag on the…

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