Sandy River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Brandon Bischof
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Sandy River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sandy River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 550 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: early morning

Best stretch: Dodge Park to Dabney Park

Best access point: Oxbow Park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Winter/Summer Steelhead

Fishing season: December through June

Nearest airport: PDX

Person Fishing in a stream

Sandy River Description

Oregon's first designated wild and scenic river, the Sandy originates on Mt. Hood and flows 60 miles before emptying into the Columbia River near Troutdale OR. The Sandy runs through a steep, heavily forested canyon. Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Eagles, and many more wild animals reside in this river corridor. Several species of Pacific Salmon return here annually, and this river has returning anadromous fish ...

Techniques & Tips

Tight line, swung fly presentation. 10 ft. tips of T8 and T11 cover most runs on the Sandy. Cast, swing, step, repeat.

7-Day Forecast

River is glacial effected, dirty water

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