All gage readings were established in a McKenzie style river boat
to a wide range of river craft. Remember, rivers are dynamic, safety
relative to skill, do not over estimate your skill and always wear a life jacket.
How To Interpret The Table.....
"Drifting & Floating" are the levels that can be boated in a drift boat.
"Perfect River Level" is the best level for fishing salmon, steelhead & trout.
"Plunking" very high water, bank fishing would be your best and safest bet.
("click" on the river name below to get real time flow information)
(* Rivers still in development- I am about 80% confident in the data but look for refinements.)
The Sandy River
The Sandy has several sections that fish better at times depending on water levels.
The river gage is located below Bullrun Creek near Bullrun.
Are allowed below Dabney, launch at Lewis & Clark best level 9.5 - 10.5 ft.
Angling above Cedar Creek is all bank acess and catch and release
for wild fish, 10.5 ft.at Bullrun and droping.
(Boating above Oxbow park is EXPERTS ONLY!)
Cedar Creek to Dodge: 11ft & dropping. Best 9.5 - 10.5 ft. (never to low for bank).
Dodge Park to Oxbow: 11ft & dropping - Best 9.5 - 10.5 ft. (never to low for bank).
Lower River Drift Boat:
Oxbow Park to Dabney: 10.8 ft. & dropping - Best: 9.5 - 10.5 ft. OK: 8.9 ft.
Dabney Park to Lewis & Clark: 10.5 ft. & dropping - Best: 9-10 ft. OK: 8.88 ft.