Clackamas River Fish Report 11-19-07

Clackamas River - Estacada, OR (Clackamas County)


by Kaufman Streamborn
11-19-2007
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You'll find solitude and lots of elbow room as most anglers have packed away their summer gear, but should the river drop back into shape this week, don't discount the possibility of some decent fishing on the Clackamas system. Most of the fish are starting to look a little tired, but they're still a few brawlers to be sparred with. Most of the remaining Steelhead are concentrated between the Estacada Dam and Feldheimers ramp. Any radio tagged fish should be released and the number on the dorsal tag should be reported to ODFW.

Large Intruder Style flies in Purple, Blue, and Black are always solid producers, with fire engine Red being a sleeper color. With water temps in the 40's, you should slow down your swing. T-14 custom mini tips and sink tips in type 2 thru 6 should be in your tip wallet mix. Your 8 weight floating line and orange skaters might have to rest until next July, or you could head east to the John Day or the GR! If you're limited to a floater and want an easy fix, check out the Airflo sinking Poly leaders. It's a tapered leader, drenched in tungsten powder. It makes a great alternative to a sink tip. Glo-Bug's in a shade of pink are the best bet should you favor the "nymph" game.

You can no longer target Coho in the main Clackamas. You can only fish for them in Eagle Creek. With the heavy rain we received early in the week most of the fish will make their way up the trap and the Coho fishing might be done for the year. 8689 Coho have been collected as of Nov 13thst. The run has not been as good as last year's numbers. Halloween 2006 recorded over 12,000 collected Coho.

Trout fishing has now closed and will be open again in April 2008.

Guide Info: Jad Donaldson. Call us at 503-639-6400 to book your trip




Kaufman Streamborn Reports
for Friday, November 2nd, 2007
Clackamas River: Clackamas River Fish Report 11-02-07
Deschutes River: Deschutes River Fish Report 11-02-07
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fish Report 11-02-07
Olympic Penninsula Rivers: Olympic Penninsula Rivers Fish Report 11-02-07
Puget Sound: Puget Sound Fish Report 11-02-07
Skagit River: Skagit River Fish Report 11-02-07
Skykomish & Snoqualmie Rivers: Skykomish & Snoqualmie Rivers Fish Report 11-02-07
Stillaguamish River: Stillaguamish River Fish Report 11-02-07
Yakima River: Yakima River