Clackamas River Fish Report for 8-24-2022
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
Summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the river. Spring Chinook fishing has been decent as of late. Anglers have been finding the majority of the fish in stretches nearest to the hatchery.
Successful fishing is best done early, or late in the day on the Clackamas. Typically, fish bite best at these times and anglers are less likely to have to compete with other recreators, such as swimmers and rafters for space on the water.
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.
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.
OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reportsfor Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
Ana Reservoir: Ana Reservoir was stocked early this month
Beulah Reservoir: Beulah Reservoir has now been drained to minimum pool
Blitzen River: Flows in the Blitzen are now around 30 cfs
Bully Creek Reservoir: Reservoir levels are currently very low and dropping fast
Chewaucan River: As the river drops and keeps getting warmer try fishing early in the morning
Owyhee Reservoir: Owyhee Reservoir Fishing Report
Owyhee River: Lower Owyhee River Report
Cooper Creek Reservoir: Cooper Creek Reservoir Fishing Report
Diamond Lake: Anglers are having success targeting brown trout
Galesville Reservoir: The reservoir is dropping and may drop more quickly as the summer progresses
Howard Prairie Reservoir: Reservoir level is low but has leveled off
Hyatt Lake: Very little if any fishing pressure
Lake Selmac: Trout anglers will want to target deeper areas near the dam
Rogue River - Middle: Trout fishing is open
Rogue River- Upper: Trout fishing is open in the Rogue
Rogue River- Upper (Above Lost Creek): Trout stockings in the upper river started May 18
Nehalem River: The Nehalem gets a unique early component to its fall Chinook run
Siletz River: Summer steelhead fishing has slowed down with the low water conditions
Trask River: Plenty of opportunity for Cutthroat trout
Wilson River: Recent surveys found fish concentrated in pools
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