Welcome to the website of the Sandy River Chapter of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders.

The Sandy River Chapter was formed in 1964 and is currently located along the shores of the Sandy River in Troutdale, Oregon. Since its inception, this chapter has helped by playing a key role in the development and conservation of sport fishing and is dedicated to improving the freshwater fisheries in the Northwest.

Sandy's members have a wide interest range including but certainly not limited to the following: sponsoring various fishing tournaments and outings, monthly membership meetings, assisting at the Sportsman Show, holding various fund raiser raffles and providing volunteer support for the Hall of Fame dinner and awards banquet in November. There are many other activities that the whole family would enjoy.

We are committed to safeguarding, promoting, and enhancing the social, environmental, and conservational values of sport fishing. Our mission is to take part in "educating the general public on improving, preserving and promoting sport fishing in the Columbia River and their tributary streams and rivers, which include the Sandy."

Be our guest and cruise through our website to learn more about our chapter and how to join this dedicated group. Whether you're a weekend angler, charter captain, or just someone interested in Sandy's scenic views and its fishery, you will find it here.

Columbia River fishery opens

by Bob Rees
on 4/12/2017

I just got off the call for the Columbia River extension. We’re only at 10% of our Columbia quota (6,900 fish). I’ve attached the fact sheet for today’s call; it’s full of fun facts.

There’s no reason to have just a day’s per week fishery, especially given the high and cold water conditions that we’re currently experiencing. On behalf of the Steelheaders, I testified for a full week of fishing, with a review next Wednesday to see if we can have more concurrent fishing. The staff landed on adopting this season extension:

The fishery will open Thursday (tomorrow), April 13th – Monday April 17th and again Thursday, April 20th – Sunday, April 23rd, from Buoy 10 to Beacon Rock. Regulations for other aspects of the fishery are listed here.

Based on this statistic from the fact sheet (Fishing conditions and catch rates improved this past week (April 3-10) with 1,052 Chinook kept and 117 released from 11,549 angler trips, for a season total of 1,134 kept and 117 released Chinook from 22,127 angler trips) good luck, you’ll need it!

Happy fishing!

Bob Rees


Calendar of Events

Date Title Contact Phone
5/3/2017 19th Annual Auction/Dinner Fund Raiser John Hydorn 503-255-0600
5/10/2017 May Board Meeting Steve Rothenbucher 503-257-0039
5/13/2017 1:00 PM Post/Pre Workshop Meeting Jim Cathcart 503-238-4775x106

Meeting Place

We (normally) meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.
We don't normally meet in July (when we do our picnic) or August.
The public and guests are welcome!

Glenn Otto Park
Sam Cox Building
1208 Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060

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