Clackamas River

River Levels

GAGE TIME FT/CFS ℉/TB GRAPHS
Oak Grove Fk
near Gvt Cmp
0 am 1.77/92 7 30 year
Oak Grove Fk
above intake
0 am 5.07/363 7 30 year
Oak Grove Fk
at Ripplebrook
0 am 2.17/108 7 30 year
Clackamas
Above Three Lynx
0 am 0.90/874 7 30 year
forecast
Clackamas
Estacada
0 am 10.97/1150 63.7/0.7 7 30 year
forecast
Clackamas
at Oregon City
0 am 23.42/1090 71.8/0.3 7 30 year
forecast

 

 

What to Expect in July

Summer steelhead come in two surges on this river, one early in the season and one later. July is an in-between time. At the beginning of the month, look for some fish in the McIver to Barton area. Late in July, the second surge should arrive. When that event happens, fishing should improve downstream from Barton.

As the river becomes low and clear, smaller flies should work best. Purple and blue flies are good choices, such as the Purple Green Butt and Streetwalker. Your best bet for traditional tactics is when the light is low--right at dawn or dusk. You can also attach your fly with a riffle hitch and skate it across the surface. During the day, indicator tactics with a Rubber Legs or Kaufmanns Stonefly might pick up a fish.

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

What to expect in 

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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