It’s prime time on the Clackamas for Steelhead fly fishing. This close to Portland, destination river offers year round fishing opportunities but for those who swing the fly with spey rods, this is prime time. Water temperatures are starting to warm from the winter chilly readings, the spring foliage is budding out in brilliant shades and three strains of steelhead are steeming up the Clack right now.
While you may see ducks, geese, osprey, deer, beaver, or bald eagles it is the steelhead we are after right now. Chrome bright fresh arriving wild, hatchery spring fish and hatchery summer fish are all overlapping right now.
See more about fishing the Clackamas River with Rob Crandall in his Jet boat or drift boat at: