Though there are still some late returning wild fish in the system

Clackamas River - Estacada, OR (Clackamas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Though there are still some late returning wild fish in the system, coho fishing has largely come to a close. The river remains low and clear, but with each passing rain event the likelihood of steelhead arriving in good numbers increases.

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.

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, December 1st, 2022
: ODFW Recreation Report
Ana River: Ana River Report
Chewaucan River: Due to cold temperatures much of this river is under ice
Fourmile Lake: Snow is likely blocking access into Fourmile Lake
Gerber Reservoir: The reservoir is likely frozen
John C Boyle Reservoir: The reservoir is freezing and thawing depending on the weather
Upper Klamath Lake: The lake was mostly frozen but strong winds opened some areas
Klamath River - Upper - OR: Klamath River Report
Lake Of The Woods: The lake is still ice free at the resort
Lofton Reservoir: Lofton Reservoir Report
Miller Lake: Snow is likely blocking access
North Fork Sprague River: Access is difficult due to snow
South Fork Sprague River: Fishing not recommended
Sun Creek: Sun Pass State Forest Gate is now locked
Sycan River: Flows are low near the mouth at 7 cfs
Willow Valley Reservoir: The Reservoir is likely frozen
Alsea River: Winter steelhead are starting to show up in the Alsea
Necanicum River: This could be a good bet for the weekend
Nehalem River: Nehalem River Report
Nehalem River- North Fork: The North Fork would be a good bet for steelhead fishing this weekend
Nestucca River: Nestucca River Fishing Report
Salmon River: Winter steelhead will start to show up soon in the Salmon River
Siuslaw River: Siuslaw River Fishing Report
Trask River: The Trask is between runs
Wilson River: Wilson River Fishing Report
Yaquina River: Yaquina River Fishing Report

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