Conneaut Creek, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Cleveland
Fly Fishing Map of Conneaut Creek, OH
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Conneaut Creek, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Use a full-sinking polyleader when using floating line to get the streamer down deep. Try different presentations and retrieval speeds. Cast to cover for smallmouth and work deep pools and runs. Throw topwater poppers or divers in the early morning and evening for jarring strikes from active smallmouth. Sight fishing for carp with small nymph patterns and crayfish can be productive as well.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 16 / 2014
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Conneaut Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: Fair

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Early AM/Evening

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: Smallmouth Bass

Fishing season: Spring

Nearest airport: Erie International and Cleveland Airport

The All New Silver Sonic Waders

Conneaut Creek Description

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 ...

Techniques & Tips

Casting streamers to fallen trees or big boulders that provide cover for smallmouth bass. Throwing topwater flies for smallmouth in the early morning or evening. Stripping small nymphs or crayfish along the bottom when sight fishing for feeding carp.

7-Day Forecast

Conneaut is up and still somewhat dirty from the recent rains. Look for the river to level out over the next few days. Friday may be your best bet to fish. More rain coming over the weekend will make the river unfishable for a while.

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