Following the last significant rain freshet, the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers came into fishable shape earlier this week. Anglers still struggled in the higher flows, but better numbers of fish were starting to show on each of these river systems. Broodstock collection is still lagging behind last year’s sweep, but there is still a lot of season to go. Better numbers of steelhead are expected on both metro streams for the next four weeks.
Another system at mid-week is expected to run metro rivers back up for a few days, but weekend anglers stand a good chance at good water conditions as we enter peak season. For Sandy River anglers, concentrate effort downstream of Cedar Creek.
With permission from The Guide’s Forecast, we will be providing the Oregon Fishing Reports for the Sandy River watershed. You can see more of Jeff’s report and an upcoming forecast for the Sandy River and Northwest Oregon by reading the Oregon Fishing Reports found at The Guides’ Forecast.