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Sandy River

Tuesday, February 21, 10:10 p.m. PST

Current River Levels

For 7-day, 30-day, and one-year graphs, click bold type below.





Blzd Alder Ck / nr Rhododendron

7 30 year

2.06 / 91

9 pm

Fir Ck / nr Brightwood

7 30 year

2.47 / 79

9 pm

Beaver Ck / Troutdale

7 30 year

7.74 / 127

9 pm

Little Sandy / nr Bull Run

7 30 year

3.17 / 344

9 pm

Bull Run, SF / Multnomah Falls

7 30 year

4.82 / 285

9 pm

Bull Run, NF / Multnomah Falls

7 30 year

1.96 / 137

9 pm

Bull Run / Multnomah Falls

7 30 year

5.15 / 782

9 pm

Bull Run / Bull Run

7 30 year

6.95 / 1880

9 pm

Sandy / Bull Run

7 30 year

11.44 / 5390

9 pm

Sandy / Marmot

7 30 year

692.79 / 2620

9 pm


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What to Expect in February

How to use this section.

The Sandy clears quickly after a rain, and it fishes well when it's on the high side. That makes it a good winter steelheading option, although it's certainly been discovered by fly anglers. The east wind can be a problem here, so when it's blowing hard in the Gorge it can be nasty on the Sandy, especially from Dabney Park to the mouth.

Mid-February is usually a lull between the hatchery run and the wild run. However, wild fish are available.

Fishing should be good between Dodge Park and Dabney Park. The area around Oxbow Park has good public access for bank anglers on both sides of the river. Boaters will find easy water between Oxbow and Dabney, but the Dodge to Oxbow run has a tough rapids at the upper end; it isn't suited to hard boats such as McKenzie-style driftboats.

Type 3 sink-tip lines are sufficient for most runs. Black or red Steelhead Bunnies are effective flies for winter fishing here.

For more on February tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast

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Other Info Sources

Phone or click on links

Fisherman's Marine and Outdoor--Oregon City 503-557-3313

The Fly Fishing Shop 503-622-4607

Northwest Fly Fishing Outfitters 503-252-1529

Royal Treatment Fly Shop 503/850-4397

Feature Articles

Oregon Spring Fishing--Beyond Salmonflies

Sandy River Winter Steelhead with Marty Sheppard

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