Winter steelhead have been landed in good numbers already this year on the Clackamas. Fishing has been stronger so far this year than many years past in January. Most fish are being caught from the mouth of Eagle creek to the mouth of the Clackamas.
Watch water levels on the Clack for best fishing. Remember that winter storms will muddy the river especially below Deep cr (below Barton) and Clear cr. (near Carver). Ideal levels on the Clackamas are below 14′ – we prefer anything under 13′ for best wading. In the week ahead look for muddy water and high flows. As the water drops fishing will improve and fish should be spread through the system.
Good river access is available in the lower Clackamas at a number of locations. Many of the state and county parks on the Clackamas have great access and boat ramps.
To learn about the entire Clackamas River steelhead run check out our upcoming Winter Steelhead Workshops available throughtout the winter. Winter Steelhead Workshop Info