Sandy River Fishing Report

Sandy River - Sandy, OR

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

It’s still early for the best of the winter steelhead run, and high water may keep anglers off the river this week. But there are some winter steelhead around, so be ready to hit the river once water levels begin to drop.

Anglers should confirm access before they go. All Metro Parks and boat ramps (including Dabney and Lewis and Clark) are now open, but may have modified operations. Check conditions at individual parks on Metro’s website. State parks and recreation areas appear open.

It’s still early for the best of the winter steelhead run. But the rain predicted for later this week may bring in some early fish. Best fishing will be as water levels begin to drop.

During the winter months, flow and visibility on the Sandy will be affected by each passing front and change in snow levels.

USGS hydrological data for Dec. 23, shows Sandy flows near Bull Run were at 7,150 cfs with a gage height of 12.10.

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