Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Springers Winding Down on the Sandy; Clackamas Remains Challenging Clackamas River Fishing Report – Nothing has changed here, summer steelhead fishing is getting even more challenging, spring Chinook remains closed. The Guide’s Forecast – Surely you have something better to do with your time. Anyone fishing for steelhead on the Clackamas is clearly just doing…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast

Sandy Slowing, Clackamas Still Dead Clackamas River Fishing Report – It’s that time again, when more rafters are going down the river, than salmon or steelhead going up. It’s not like anglers are losing all that much anyway, the spring Chinook fishing is closed due to low returns, and the summer steelhead return is dismal…

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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 – It’s pretty simple at this point; spring Chinook fishing is closed, the hatchery may not make hatchery broodstock needs. Summer steelhead numbers are depressed, and that won’t change in the near future. The Guide’s Forecast – Avoid this river system like…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast December 13th, 2019

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast December 13th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – The Clackamas is running at a great level and coho continue to be present for catch and release anglers. The hatchery run is done for the year with almost the exact same number of hatchery fish back to the Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery as last year, plus 13 adults.…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Report April 26th, 2019

Clackamas River Fishing Report – Although not many people are fishing on the Clackamas, except when it was the only game in town, action is fair for late winter steelhead and a few early arriving summer run fish. Garth Wyatt, fish manager for PGE on the Clackamas has a successful weekend day, landing two nice,…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports January 26th, 2018

Sandy River Fishing Report – Pro guide Jeff Stoeger (503-704-7920) reports, “This week the river produced some good catches over the week with the high water. The report of the gauge for the Sandy was that some one stepped on it and knocked it out of service, so the levels for the river were way out of whack. The river will be on…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for March 17th

Just what Clackamas winter steelheaders need to hear: more rhetoric about high, muddy water and how it can’t last forever. To that end, Clack water level is dropping momentarily with the flow rewinding 13,000 on the Estacada Gauge on March 16th. Though water levels of the Sandy River have been up and down, they’ve been…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports and Forecast February 17th, 2017

Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports – Scary ol’ Clackamas River, ridin’ high over ‘Alert Level’ on the 10th of the month and rising once again now. How high will it go? A few winters have been caught but steelheaders are beginning to wonder, “Where are the fish?” Many Sandy steelheaders are aware of the…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Jan 6th

Great shape. That’s what the few who have braved the cold to look and, in a few cases, even fished the Clackamas. While winter steelhead are being caught, those catches have been few and far between. It has been slow this week. Steelheading on the Sandy is a similar situation. Cold water has slowed winter…

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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 Oct 14th

The major portion of the storm was supposed to hit on Friday this week, but it’s doing a darned good warm-up on the Clackamas River where level and flow started rising before dawn today, October 13th with the river continuing to o9ncrease in volume through the weekend. Over the past 10 days, with periodic rain…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Feb 26th

Waters of the Clackamas River have been on a gradual drop over the better part of 10 days and it doesn’t get any better than that, even though the clarity has been almost too good recently with the level getting fairly low. Winter steelhead (which are biters this year for those who haven’t noticed) are…

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Clackamas and Sandy River Fishing Reports for Feb 12th

Waters of the Clackamas River have been stable almost without exception since February 5th which has created a solid fishery for winter steelheaders over the past week or so. Sandy water clarity has remained decent all week long, even as it was higher. This is unusual for this Columbia tributary which is subject to a…

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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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