Sandy River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Blzd Alder Ck
nr Rhododendron
9 pm 1.12/2 7 30 year
Fir Ck
nr Brightwood
9 pm 1.21/3 54.5 7 30 year
Beaver Ck
Troutdale
9 pm 4.73/1 7 30 year
Little Sandy
nr Bull Run
9 pm 1.68/13 60.6 7 30 year
Bull Run, SF
Multnomah Falls
9 pm 2.67/13 7 30 year
Bull Run, NF
Multnomah Falls
9 pm 0.50/12 50.9 7 30 year
Bull Run
Multnomah Falls
9 pm 2.47/49 56.1 7 30 year
Bull Run
Bull Run
11 pm 3.93/227 ⇑ 7 30 year
Sandy
Bull Run
9 pm 7.87/414 7 30 year
forecast
Sandy
Marmot
9 pm 690.48/354 7 30 year
forecast

 

 

What to Expect in August

August is usually not the best month to pursue Sandy River steelhead because hot weather melts the glaciers on Mt. Hood and sends loads of silt down the river, making fishing difficult.

On the other hand, a spell of cool weather could slow the rate of glacial meltdown and make the Sandy worth a few casts.

If the river is fishable but still somewhat silty, you'll probably find steelhead in slightly slower water than usual and along the edges. That's how they reduce the amount of silt that passes through their gills. Use large, dark flies to counteract the murky water.

For more information on August fishing, see the Rivers section of the General Oregon Report

What to expect in 

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