Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Sept 2nd

Yes, we have endured low, clear water on the Clackamas. Early reports of ‘summer-level-lows; became the seasonal lament. Ah, but the first signs of change are underway as the Clackamas is on the rise as the words are being typed. It will continue to rise through Saturday with the level and flow starting to drop…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Aug 26th

The Clackamas River USGS hydrological data for August 22 shows river flows nearly unchanged at 656 cfs, with a gauge reading of 10.35 feet and the water temperature steady near 65° F. All of the readings come from the Estacada gauge near Milo McIver State Park. an early morning fishery just to avoid the recreational…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Aug 12th

Despite the ODFW’s assurance that the Clackamas River is dropping, and perhaps, overall, the level is slightly lower than a week ago, A graph at NOAA indicates and increase in clack level in the coming 10 days. It’s slight, but the uphill incline of the graph raised a couple of eyebrows. Water aside, it is…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for July 1st

Clackamas River flows are 1,073 cfs at Estacada as of the afternoon of June 30th with the water clear. Probably no surprises there. Fishing has been fair but steady for a mix of hatchery and native summer steelhead and spring Chinook. With another couple of hundred springers at the PGE facility below North Fork Reservoir.…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for June 24th

The heavy rain showers late last week and into the weekend managed to keep the Clackamas River flows nearly unchanged for the past few days. Regardless, the river is still very low as it approaches summertime flows and is forecast to drop a bit more by the coming weekend. The low flows mean the Clackamas…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for June 17th

A slight bump in flows, likely due to showery weather recently, has done little to improve Clackamas River fishing conditions as the river begins to move towards more summer-like levels. Some heavy showers in the forecast over the coming weekend will have the river level rising, then dropping as it will continue to do into…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for May 27th

Clackamas – Clackamas and Sandy River fishing reports – Sandy River fishing is going as expected. Some summer steelhead are starting to show but spring Chinook action has been fair at best. Historically, mid-May has been a productive on the Sandy but in recent years, the best action has come later in the month and…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for May 13th

Water levels at the Clackamas River which have been gradually dropping since May 1st are about to get a bump with rainfall starting Saturday but most reports indicate it won’t amount to much. Summer steelhead are being hooked occasionally but it’s slow and ot’s still too early to expect much in the way of springer…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast April 29th, 2016

Clackamas and Sandy rivers Fishing Report – Water level and flow spiked on Sunday, April 24th as a result of yet another rainy April weekend, a regular occurrence it would seem. Well, that was then and the Clackamas has been dropping since that last rain event and anglers may look forward to this trend continuing…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for April 22nd

Not a whole lot of change for the Clackamas River in the past week as far as flows and water temperature are concerned but the winter steelhead catches have slowed down; the fish seem to have moved further upstream towards Dog Creek near the hatchery at McIver Park. There’s still an occasional bright fish landed…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for April 1st

Now that the threat of rain has passed – at least for a while, we can enjoy the Clackamas River as it gradually drops. It’s plenty clear. With a mix of wild and hatchery winter steelhead being joined now by summers, it’s a nice assortment for anglers to target,” While dry weather will have valley…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for March 25th

Clackamas water level started rising today, Thursday, March 24th and is forecast to continue coming up through mid-day Friday. After the crest, the prediction is for a drop through Saturday. It’s a springtime in Oregon story as it rises through Sunday and Monday but, if the forecast stays accurate, there’s a nice, long drop in…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports March 4th, 2016

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – While water and flow on the Clackamas River will be dropping tomorrow, Friday, March 4th, it will start to rise on Saturday and continue through Sunday. After that, it will roller coaster, making it a game of catching it as conditions are improving. Sandy conditions aren’t great at…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 15th

Steelheaders reported this week that the Clackamas was fishing the best it has in years. A few remarked it was the best in memory. Not to over-sell the prospect but steelheading on the Clack was hot. A visit to Eagle Creek on Wednesday this week was surprising as it was low and clear despite rainfall.…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 9th

Oh, boy, the Clackamas River is in good shape, It’s dropping and while the clarity might be a little high for some anglers, you can’t knock the number of fish available to steelheaders now. Since the freezing level has stayed low for the most part, the flow and water condition of the Sandy River has…

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