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Sandy River Sponsored by
Date 26-Feb-15
Water Condition
Water Temperature  

Conditions : SANDY RIVER: The Sandy River is very susceptible to freezing levels and run-off due to its headwaters coming off the slopes of Mt. Hood. Anglers can typically expect that when the snow level is over 4,000 ft. the river could be off-color, while if under 4,000 ft. conditions should be good. The recent lack of snow and rain has left the river running very low and clear with only some slight improvement expected by the weekend.

The catch for winter steelhead on the Sandy has slowed down somewhat due to the conditions but the hatchery has had several hundred fish return so far this month. The Sandy River winter steelhead are a later returning fish in recent years due to the broodstock fishery management program.

The Oxbow to Dabney drift remains a good bet by drift boat. If you’re bank fishing, try along the Old Columbia River Hwy between Lewis and Clark Park and Dabney Park, Oxbow Park, Dodge Park, Revenue Bridge, and the confluence of the Sandy and Cedar Creek below the Sandy hatchery. Be very cautious if you decide to ford the river – PFDs, good footwear, and walking sticks are always a good idea, especially during periods of higher flows we can expect over the next several months.

Hydrological data for the Sandy River on Feb. 23 shows flows way down at 1,490 cfs, a gauge reading of 9.16 ft. and the water temperature near 43°.

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About: - Sandy River Access for anglers exists from the many parks along the river including Lewis and Clark, Dabney, Oxbow, or Dodge. Another popular spot is the Cedar Creek area near the hatchery.

Access to the river can be gained from many parks including Lewis and Clark, Dabney, Oxbow, and Dodge. Bank access is also available to the Cedar Creek area at the Sandy Hatchery. When fishing the Oxbow Park area, remember that there is no angling from a floating device upstream from a point that is 200 feet below the Oxbow Park boat ramp.

  • Chinook
  • Coho
  • Steelhead

Misc Info: - SANDY RIVER : There is a regulation change for the Sandy River , prohibiting angling from a floating device upstream from 200 feet below the Oxbow Park boat ramp. Look for posted signs at the site for further clarification.

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