Idaho Fish Report
Summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the river
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.