Water flow: Fair
Visibility: 39 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 38 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: Mid-Day
Best stretch: PA border to downtown Conneaut
Best access point: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/conneaut.pdf
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Steelhead
Fishing season: Spring
Nearest airport: Erie International and Cleveland Airport
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 1X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 10' 7 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
Conneaut Creek is a larger version of Pennsylvania's Elk Creek which winds its way through urban areas, rural lanscapes, valleys, and gorges in both the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The " Conny" gets excellent returns of both Fall Pennsylvania strain steelhead and Spring run Manistee Strain Steelhead.
Due to the managment efforts of both the PA Fish and Boat Commission and the Ohio Division ...
of Wildlife Conneaut Creek has become a solid steelhead fishery, with great public access, and a solid steelhead fishery from October to May. Conneaut Creek is also classified as one of Ohio's Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Look for structure and seams in runs and pools. Dead drift eggs and small streamers along seams and through tailouts. Stop into Orvis Westlake for tips and gear!
Some rain in the forecast this week could raise water levels for the coming days. Watch flows before planning your outing!