Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast March 15th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report Continued cold, dry weather is still hampering steelhead success on the Clackamas and Sandy Rivers. It’s a bit past peak on the Sandy, but hatchery fish should still be available, and Clackamas River anglers are still struggling for consistent success, but we’re just now entering peak season. Sandy River…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports August 24th, 2018

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Much the same on the Clackamas River, rafters and swimmers have inundated the river, making for challenging conditions for anglers to target summer steelhead. Effort continues to wane, but fish remain available and may get more inspired as fall weather comes on. August is commonly one of the more challenging…

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Sandy and Clackamas River Fishing Report and Forecast May 25th, 2018

Sandy River Fishing Report – From Pro guide Jeff Stoeger (503-704-7920), of O2BFISHN Guide Service – This week’s Sandy River report is promising. We captured pictures of two nice springers caught on the Sandy this week. They were caught on blue body spinner with silver blade size 4. ODFW is planning this week to put in the weirs to…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for April 7th

Steelheading has been a challenge this week. While the Clackamas was dropping (and water clarity is seldom a problem here), it started off April at 16 feet at Estacada, dropping to 13.6 late Wednesday this week. On the morning of April 6th, the river was on the rise. No spring Chinook had been reported as…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for March 24

As of noon on Thursday, March 23rd, the Clackamas was flowing at 6,80 cf at Estacada, down from 12,000 as recently as March 19th. Water levels on the Clackamas River are heading in the entirely wrong direction for winter steelhead success on the Clackamas. It has been a tough year with water conditions preventing the…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Feb 10th

The Clackamas is high as of 6 PM Thursday, February 9th. While it is still on the rise, it should be hearing crest shortly or cresting currently. That data bit is worth mentioning as the crest is forecast to be just shy of flood level at somewhere around 22,000 cfs. Honestly, with water this high,…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 20th

At this writing the afternoon of January 10th, the Clackamas has started dropping. This, following a crest mid-day on the 18th at which time the water level reached just over the 15-foot mark on the gauge at Estacada which indicated a flow of 7,600 cfs. The combination of rain and snowmelt from the mountains pushed…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 13th

Clackamas water levels are good for fishing and clarity is seldom a problem here – water conditions are good. Reports of winter steelhead catches are spotty but are coming in with regularity now. Waters of the Sandy River have been fluctuating but dropping for the most part over the past week. As with many Oregon…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Dec 16th

The Clackamas River didn’t get hit as hard as many expected as a result of the recent precipitation. High on December 12th, water levels and flow have been dropping since that date. Influences on the Sandy River are evident periodically, as is the case this week when water rose only a few feet and that…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Dec 2

As often happens and as occurred early this week, the Clackamas River will rise but not completely roil. That is, it will get high but not ‘blow out.’ This is due to precipitation falling as snow in the higher elevations which prevents the river from getting too muddy in a rainstorm. At least it works…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Nov 25th

Clackamas levels are on the rise and won’t be fishable until late in the coming week. With a couple of winters reported, this one is a possibility but these fish run later in the year than they once did. Pro fishing guide Jeff Stoeger of O2BFISHN Guide Service (503-704-7920) reports this week, “The river has…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Nov 11th

Water levels on the Clackamas River have dropping all week Overall, fishing has slowed this week as runs wind down. It seems coho action is slowing most places but the Sandy River, which has been on the drop, has continued putting out some coho. The Guide’s Forecast – If computer models for the Clackamas River…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Oct 7th

While rainfall this week didn’t make much of an impact on waters of the Clackamas, the rain which fell later and, for that matter, continues to fall as these words are written mid-afternoon on Thursday, October 6th. The rise reflected in most rivers is occurring now, with level and flow forecast to increase through Friday,…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Sept 16th

Following rainfall which caused a rise in the Clackamas River level and flow, the river has now returned to its previous state. But with the water fluctuation and additional flows have come more coho. There are still summer steelhead in the river as well. Despite the brief respite in the ongoing challenge with water clarity…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Sept 9th

Water levels rose as flows increased slightly, reaching a ‘crest’ of sorts early ion September 7th. It has been slowly dropping since then. The thing is, it doesn’t take much to encourage coho to run upriver. Was this enough? Cooler days and nights this week helped to clear the waters of the Sandy which are…

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