Fishing is Starting To Pick Up

Clackamas River - Estacada, OR (Clackamas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Fishing has been slow the previous weeks, however, it’s beginning to pick up. Anglers can expect to find new fish throughout the system after this recent rain event.

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

Local biologist Ben Walczak offers these video tips for steelhead fishing on the Clackamas River.

USGS hydrological data for Feb. 17 shows river levels are at a stage height of 14.38 ft, with a flow of 5,510 cfs. Current water temperature is 38.5F. All of the readings come from the Estacada gauge near Milo McIver State Park. Hydrologic data and river forecasts can also be accessed on the NOAA/National Weather Service NW River Forecast Center -- NW River Forecast Center.

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