Clackamas River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
10 pm
4.95/314
7 30 year
1 pm
10.56/717
49.6/0.8
12 am
22.99/741
50.2/2

Steelhead


► By early October, temperatures are cool and the sun is low in the sky. Therefore you can be productive for a longer time each day, instead of restricting yourself to the early morning and late evening. Some anglers, however, still like to be on the water at crack-o-dawn so they can have the first shot at receptive fish.

► Fresh summer run steelhead will enter the river this month.

Traditional tactics with standard summer steelhead swinging flies should work well most of the month and most of the day. However, midday fishing will probably be better with a sink-tip line and standard summer steelhead deep swinging fly.

► Always measure the water temp. That will inform your choice of fly line--sink-tip vs. floater. The choice can be crucial to your success. For some good advice, see Sink-Tip or Floating Line?

General


► Coho should be in the river. Look for them between Eagle Creek and the mouth.
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