Angler success is only expected to increase

Clackamas River - Estacada, OR (Clackamas County)

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Winter steelhead can be found throughout the river and steady rains over the next ten days should continue to bring more fish into the system. Angler success is only expected to increase in the coming weeks and months as river conditions allow.

It may still be early in the season, but in many ways now is a great time to get out and fish. The rivers are not crowded and most winter steelhead you catch will likely be bright and fresh from the ocean, a better eating and better fighting specimen. No matter what the report or river condition might be, you can’t catch fish at home and time spent on the water will always lead to greater success. 

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.

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