Clackamas River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
10 am
1.77/107
7 30 year
9 am
5.14/400
7 30 year
9 am
11.13/1050
60.4/0.7
9 am
23.51/1040
63.9⇑/1
06/01:

The river is now at summer levels. A few summer steelhead are available from the mouth to McIver Park.k

Steelhead


► After a major rain, the Clackamas drops and clears more slowly than other rivers in the area.

► Steelhead can be found throughout the river, but eventually all the hatchery fish stack-up below the fish hatchery at McIver Park. It can be a crowded and sometimes unpleasant fishery, but if you get there early in the morning you'll have a shot at some fish.

► There is a lot of good swinging water on the Clackamas from McIver Park to just below Carver.

► Depending on the weather pattern, the Clack can be in and out of shape in June, so watch the river levels. Look for flows under 14 feet on the Estacada gage. Sometimes the water can be surprisingly high in early June, then drop quickly to low levels when the runoff season has ended. Thus you might start the month with a sink-tip line and end it with a floater as the level drops and the temperature rises.

General


► Private property limits access to the Clackamas, but there is good bank access near the two McIver Park boat ramps.
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