Northwest anglers looking for a good fishing area are encouraged to consider putting their poles in the Clackamas River. The River is fed winter steelhead from three different hatcheries this time of year, making them ideal for late winter fishing.
“The Clackamas stays good until mid-April for winter steelhead, “says veteran fishing guide and author of Salmon Fishing 101, Bob Toman. “Right now on the Clackamas we’re starting to get some wild fish.” The river is primarily fed hatchery fish from Irrigon, Oak Springs and Eagle Creek. It is estimated that roughly 305,000 steelhead smolts are released into this Oregon river system each year.
This high number of fish makes it a great place for new fishermen or women to try their luck, maybe practice their skills or break in new fishing equipment.
Learn more on fishing the Clackamas and for tips from Toman himself.
Picture provided by Silver Fox RV Park in Estacada, OR.