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Logs line the banks of the Clackamas River as Fall begins to take

Logs line the banks of the Clackamas River as Fall begins to take

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Logs line the banks of the Clackamas River as Fall begins to take hold in the forests of the Oregon Cascades. #oregon #travel #nature #river #forest ...

Logs line the banks of the Clackamas River as Fall begins to take hold in the forests of the Oregon Cascades. #oregon #travel #nature #river #forest ...

Logs line the banks of the Clackamas River as Fall begins to take hold in the forests of the Oregon Cascades. #oregon #travel #nature #river #forest ...

The Clackamas River makes its way through the forests of the Oregon Cascades as Fall begins to take hold in the trees. #oregon #forest #river # rivers ...

Fall colors begin to take hold along the banks of the Pudding River in the Willamette

Fall colors begin to take hold along the banks of the Clackamas River in the forests

Fall colors begin to take hold along the banks of the Clackamas River in the forests

The Clackamas River from the trail (cfm)

Soon you'll come to an exposed area where it can get really hot. It stays exposed off and on for a good while until you drop down into a marshy area.

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Classic and seductive water, chrome bright steelhead all conveniently close to the Portland Airport. The Clackamas River begins as a high alpine stream in ...

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Being able to take advantage of angling opportunities when they present themselves is important if you want to maximize your time on the water, ...

... Clackamas River Trail hike ...

Pup Creek Falls (bobcat). River and cliffs, Clackamas ...

View of the Clackamas River on sunny day

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River and cliffs, Clackamas River Trail (bobcat)

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Look for the side trail to the Falls just above the west bank of Pup Creek when heading upstream.

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Classic and seductive water, chrome bright steelhead all conveniently close to the Portland Airport. The Clackamas River begins as a high alpine stream in ...

Steelhead Caught on Clackamas River

The Narrows (The log is no longer there) (bobcat)

There is a sense of urgency from our patrons in the shop as anglers rush to cram as much as they can into the fleeting days of this shoulder season.

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Big Eddy on the Clackamas River

Pleasant weather this past week had our local steelhead streams a little low and clear. The fresh push of fish we saw last week has slowed a bit, ...

Around the marshy area we ran into a few hikers asking if we had ever been to the falls and how much farther they had to go. It seemed like everyone felt ...

It's understandable that after working all week together they might need to take ...

The Narrows on the Upper Clackamas River

The Royal Treatment crew felt a sense of pride last week as we kept at least 35-40 people away from the malls on Black Friday. Those hearty souls braved a ...

Prime Availability / New Destination – Clackamas River Lodge, Oregon

Image, 2013, Clackamas River, Estacada, Oregon, click to enlarge

Double-trunked cedar, Clackamas River Trail (bobcat)

Sandstone Bridge River Access Point

Rafters heading into the hole at Carter Falls

Entering the Narrows on the Upper Clackamas River

Image, 2013, Clackamas River, Estacada, Oregon, click to enlarge

City of Oregon City

Photo of Carver Park - Oregon City, OR, United States. Not so clear

Another thing we noticed was on the way back out we had even more people asking us how far it was to the falls. Seemed like everyone was having a bit of ...

Brian was waiting at the arranged location even though we arrived several minutes early. Eventually we stood in the morning darkness fully rigged and ready, ...

Image, 2013, Clackamas River, Feldheimer Boat Ramp, Oregon, click to enlarge

Image, 2013, Clackamas River, Feldheimer Road, Oregon, click to enlarge

... Clackamas River Trail hike ...

Clackamas Falls

Clackamas River, Sun Strip to Bob's Hole

Clackamas River Trail

Clackamas River, Mile 33

Clackamas River Trail Hike

Fish migration on the Clackamas River

... the site of many of the competitions for the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival. The main flow is down the left which is generally the preferred line.

Canby Ferry

Brilliant vine maple along the Clackamas River Trail

Around the marshy area we ran into a few hikers asking if we had ever been to the falls and how much farther they had to go. It seemed like everyone felt ...

Typical trail scene (cfm)

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Steppingstone Creek, Clackamas River Trail (bobcat)

... for Trout and Steelhead anglers at the moment, there are other fisheries calling for our attention. Let's just take a quick tour of the state.

Willamette Falls Tribal Scaffolding

I'm sure you've heard steelhead referred to as a fish of 1000 casts. Sometimes it's more and sometimes it's less. Steelhead fishing is about playing the ...

Blue Lake

Clackamas River Trail hike ...

Checking in with Friends on the River

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A few encounters in the Clackamas have been spurred by the recent rains. Hopefully, that trend will continue.

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It is a heavier fish and I tried to put a lot of pressure on it. It made a dash for the rapid, but I stopped it and turn it back towards us.

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One of the more beautiful spots on the river where basalt walls on either side constrict the river as it flows through a short gorge.

I make a couple of casts and hook my third Steelhead of the morning on my Trout gear. This one is closer to the tail out with a rapid right below us.

... have been a bit uninspiring. Steelhead fishing has gotten a little interesting with sea lions being spotted in the lower Clackamas and Sandy rivers ...

The places people get the maddest about sharing.

Multnomah Falls

Crittering Around (ask Josh)

... in the shop there has been a whole lot of swinging going on. A bit of rain wouldn't hurt, but there are fish to be found all along the North Coast.

Image, 2013, Clackamas River Valley, Barlow Road, Oregon, click to enlarge

Pete scouts the slots at Prelude. The lead in to Killer Fang is just visible downriver.

Middle Fork Willamette River

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These days make up who we are and remain with us even though our friends are miles away.

Float tube angler on South Twin Lake

Oregon City Store Manager, Robert Campbell, with a nice broodstock winter steelhead caught recently

Not much to go on I know, but I'll try to fill in the blanks.

Aggregate production from the River Island mining site.

Summer bass fishing on Willamette River

Clackamas River

Upper Clackamas River Map

Image, 2013, Clackamas River Valley, Barlow Road, Oregon, click to enlarge

Eagle Creek Hike (Clackamas River Tributary)

Pete, dwarfed by the Killer Fang.