With the mainstem Columbia now closed to Chinook, coho, steelhead and sturgeon, metro anglers are focusing their efforts on the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers, as well as headed west to the Oregon Coast in pursuit of fall Chinook. Anglers took another 114 keeper sturgeon from the last opener (9/26) where the keeper fishery will likely remain closed until next fall.
Pro guide Jeff Stoeger reports on the Sandy River, ” This week’s report for the Sandy showed that most of the concentration was on Coho. The lower river had produced a few catches as we saw a nice little rise to the river. We saw the river go from 7.87 ft to 8.6 ft and was holding over the weekend with a lot of guys getting out. I was told that one guy had hooked and landed 3 fish with one being a keeper. The weather forecast is for more rain over the next couple of days which could bring the river up again.
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.