Steelhead is Picking Up

Sandy River - Sandy, OR

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Steelhead fishing on the Sandy was picking back up with the recent warm weather and subsequent low level snow melt. Now the river is running clear and at a moderate level, good conditions for fishing. That is expected to change soon, however, as water levels rise due to glacial melt.

Once the river recedes and clears, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to target spring Chinook, which are due to show up in decent numbers anytime now.

Those anglers who are finding success are using predominantly bobber and jig, colored beads or spinners. Anglers can also find bank access to the Sandy River in several areas from Troutdale up to Brightwood. Lewis and Clark Park, Dabney Park, and Dodge Park all offer good spots for bank fishing.

USGS hydrological data for June 12 shows Sandy flows at 714 cfs, with a gauge reading of 8.35 feet and the water temperature on the Little Sandy at Bull Run on the rise at 55° F.

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