Summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the river

Clackamas River - Estacada, OR (Clackamas County)


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-1-2022
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Both summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the river. Anglers have had better luck targeting spring Chinook lower in the system.

Anglers would do best to check river levels before heading to the river. Fresh fish should be entering the system with each passing rain event for the next several months.

Though fishing effort has decreased over the last couple weeks, as the river has been on the drop, anglers have been consistently finding fish near the mouth of Dog Creek at the hatchery. 

Lower Clackamas R. (Rivermill Dam-Hwy 99 bridge) Fishery: For the week of May 23: steelhead - 27 kept for 56 bank anglers. No fish kept for 39 boat anglers. 

Flow and visibility on the Clackamas will be affected by each passing front and change in snow levels.

USGS hydrological data readings 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.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, June 1st
Umpqua River: Anglers: temporary restrictions now in effect for Umpqua River
Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir was stocked for Memorial Day weekend
Ana River: Ana River is a great match-the-hatch fly-fishing river
Chewaucan River: This is the best time of year to fish this river
Gerber Reservoir: Targeting yellow perch continues to be your best bet
Heart Lake: Fishing was fantastic for folks trolling lures this past weekend!
Holbrook Reservoir: Bait anglers were also doing well near the dam
Upper Klamath Lake: Fishing has improved
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Fishing Report
Lake Of The Woods: Lake of the Woods has been stocked heavily with trophy rainbow trout
Lofton Reservoir: Trolling lures will be extremely productive last weekend
Long Creek Reservoir: Brook trout can reach up to 20 inches in the creek
Miller Lake: No fishing report
Phillips Reservoir: The reservoir is still very low and is currently 14 percent full
Pilcher Reservoir: Pilcher Reservoir is about half full
Sprague River: Fishing is fair throughout the river
North Fork Sprague River: Flows are dropping to 70 cfs
Thief Valley Reservoir: Anglers have been successful trolling for rainbows
Unity Reservoir: Unity Reservoir is full
Williamson River: Fishing continues to be good on the Williamson River
Wolf Creek Reservoir: Wolf Creek Reservoir is currently about half full
Wood River: Water temperatures remain cold
Applegate Reservoir: All boat ramps are now open
Applegate River: The Applegate is open to trout
Arizona Pond: The pond was freshly stocked this week
Ben Irving Reservoir: Bass fishing should be pretty good right now
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper was stocked recently
Diamond Lake: Fishing seems to be improving
Fish Lake : The store, restaurant and marina are open
Floras Lake: Bank access is very limited and most anglers fish from a boat
Galesville Reservoir: ODFW has stocked a lot of trout in Galesville and the reservoir
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Howard Prairie campgrounds, resort and store are now open
Hyatt Lake: Hyatt has already seen its likely peak water level for the year and is now dropping daily
Illinois River: Trout fishing re-opened May 22
Lake Selmac: Weed growth is starting to pick up
Lemolo Lake: Lemolo Fishing Report
Rogue River - Middle: Water conditions have remained pretty cool in the Grants Pass area
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Chinook fishing is in full swing in the upper river
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18
North Umpqua River: Summer steelhead have started to enter the lower river
Willow Lake: Willow Lake received another 1,500 legal rainbow trout
Nestucca River: Spring Chinook fishing is picking up some in the Nestucca
Three Rivers: Fishing should continue to improve
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing is starting to pick up on the Siletz
Trask River: Spring Chinook are in the Trask, and a few more fish are getting caught
Breitenbush River: The Forest Service Road (FR 46) up the Breitenbush River is still closed

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