Clackamas River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
10 pm
1.95/147
7 30 year
10 pm
5.16/388
7 30 year
10 pm
0.73/802 ⇑
10 pm
10.99/1030
58.6/0.7
9 pm
23.63/1180
60.6⇓/2

Steelhead


► Until it starts raining, most steelhead will be stacked up near the hatchery at McIver. Fresh fish should enter the lower river when it rains.

► Use traditional tactics and standard summer steelhead swinging flies.

General


► Coho salmon should arrive soon, and will head upstream to Eagle Creek. Coho can be caught with methods similar to steelhead traditional tactics, except you can find coho in somewhat slower water and they will chase a fly. So stay alert as you retrieve, because they might grab your fly right at your feet. And manage your loose line.

► How can you tell the difference between a coho and a steelhead? Steelhead and coho both have white gums at the base of the teeth on the lower jaw, but steelhead have a white mouth and coho have a black mouth. Also, steelhead have black spots in uniform rows on the tailfin. Coho tailfins have black spots only on the top part. And--run your thumbnail along the rays of the tailfin; if it's a steelhead it will feel smooth. If it's a coho it will feel rough.
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