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Sandy River
Sandy River
Sandy River
Sandy River
Sandy River
Sandy River
Sandy River
Sandy River
Sandy River

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    Year around, best December - August
  • The rate is $500 per day, for 1 or 2 anglers.
  • Number of guests

    One or two anglers per guide. It is possible to do a two-boat trip.
  • Species:
    • Steelhead
    • Spring Chinook

Sandy River

United States >> Oregon >> Portland
Fishing and Species
These are two great rivers that are in close proximity to Portland where you can fish for and catch summer and winter steelhead. Trips are either day floats in a raft or drift boat or using a jet sled on the Clakamas.
Little Creek Outfitters

Marty and Mia Sheppard are experienced steelhead anglers, who know the techniques of how to cast and fish spey rods, which lines and tips to use, and fly selection including their own patterns. Every day on the water they share their experience, making you a better, more knowledgeable angler.

The Sheppards guide on the Sandy from December to April. Spey rods are effective due to the size of these rivers, their changing levels and varied runs. They are perfectly suited to fishing the classic wet fly swing, using sink-tips.

The Sandy River, a tributary of the Columbia River, is a beautiful, intimate river, originating on the slopes of Mt. Hood, running 56 miles long. Located east of Portland, the Sandy produces good numbers of winter Steelhead. The largest run of wild Steelhead enters the river in January and continues through May. In April, summer Steelhead start to enter the system, giving you a chance at hooking either a winter or summer fish during that time. Marty and Mia offer day floats on the wild and scenic stretch of the Sandy.

Your guide will have lunch, flies, and few rods to demo for you at no extra fee. All of the knowledge of catching Steelhead on the fly will be shared through guidance on fly selection, reading water, mending and casting.