Vermilion River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Vermilion River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The river is fishing real well right now for resident smallies and carp. Look for tailing carp and strip streamers through the deeper pools for smallies when water conditions are low.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 15 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Vermilion River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 11

Visibility: 14 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 80 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Mid morning

Best stretch: Lower to middle river access points

Best access point: Metro Parks

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Use patterns that imitate baitfish and crayfish for smallmouth. Big and buggy nymph patterns are a good bet for tailing carp.

Fish species: Smallmouth/Carp

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Cleveland Airport, Detriot Metro

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Vermilion River Description

The Vermilion River our best Tributary in western Ohio, winds its way through urban areas, rural lanscapes, valleys, and gorges on the way to Lake Erie. The " V" gets excellent returns of Spring run Manistee Strain Steelhead starting in late November.

Due to the managment efforts of the Ohio Division of Wildlife theVermilion River has become a solid spring steelhead fishery. The Vermilion River ...

Techniques & Tips

Streamer time! Throw streamers and poppers into cover and get down into some deeper pools.

7-Day Forecast

Low and clear for the rest of the week.

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