Sandy River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Brandon Bischof
Fly Fishing Map of Sandy River, OR
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Sandy River, Oregon Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish the rivers east of the Cascades for Steelhead this time of year.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sandy River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 300 CFS

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: morning and evening

Best stretch: Dodge Park to Dabney Park

Best access point: Oxbow Park

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:


Fish species: Winter/Spring Steelhead

Fishing season: December through June

Nearest airport: PDX

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. Floating lines in the shade, sink tips in the sun.

7-Day Forecast

Water is low and clear. Some fall chinook and coho salmon are present, but will need some rain to get the fishing going.

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