Idaho Fish Report

Summer steelhead and spring Chinook fishing has been good on the Sandy


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
8-24-2022
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Summer steelhead and spring Chinook fishing has been good on the Sandy. Anglers can expect to find both summer steelhead and spring chinook throughout the river, with most of the springers below Dodge Park. Anglers would do best to check river levels before heading to the river. The first of the season’s coho should be expected in the system any day now.

Be ready when coho arrive. Check out 10 tips for targeting coho.

Flow and visibility on the Sandy are greatly influenced by each passing front and change in snow levels. Colder temperatures, as well as less precipitation means this glacially fed system will not only be on the drop, but will also clear up much more quickly.

Anglers should confirm access before they go. All Metro Parks and boat ramps (including Dabney and Lewis and Clark) are now open but may have modified operations. Check conditions at individual parks on Metro’s website. State parks and recreation areas appear open. 

USGS hydrological data for the Sandy near bull run





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OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, August 24th

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
Clackamas River: Summer steelhead and spring Chinook can now be found throughout the river
Henry Hagg Lake: Late summer can be a great time of year to target bass at Hagg Lake
McKenzie River: McKenzie River Fishing Report
North Fork Reservoir: Trout fishing has been good in the North Fork Reservoir


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