Clackamas River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Oak Grove Fk
near Gvt Cmp
9 pm 1.73/84 7 30 year
Oak Grove Fk
above intake
9 pm 5.02/392 7 30 year
Oak Grove Fk
at Ripplebrook
9 pm 2.17/108 7 30 year
Clackamas
Above Three Lynx
9 pm 0.75/720 7 30 year
forecast
Clackamas
Estacada
9 pm 10.83/901 63.0/0.8 7 30 year
forecast
Clackamas
at Oregon City
9 pm 23.20/934 69.3/0.9 7 30 year
forecast

 

 

What to Expect in August

Fresh steelhead should be moving into the lower Clackamas later in the month, and fishing should improve.

Some coho salmon may enter the Clackamas in late August. How can you tell the difference between a coho and a steelhead?

  1. Steelhead and coho both have white gums at the base of the teeth on the lower jaw, but steelhead have a white mouth and coho have a black mouth.
  2. Steelhead have black spots in uniform rows on the tailfin. Coho tailfins have black spots only on the top part.
  3. Run your thumbnail along the rays of the tailfin. If it's a steelhead it will feel smooth. If it's a coho it will feel rough.
  4. For more information on August fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

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Other Info Sources

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

The Fly Fishing Shop 503-622-4607

Royal Treatment Fly Shop 503/850-4397