Water flow: High
Visibility: 6 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F
Water condition: Muddy
Best time of day to fish: Early Morning - Late Evening
Best stretch: Lower River
Best access point: Metro Parks
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Steelhead
Fishing season: Winter
Nearest airport: Cleveland Airport, Detriot Metro
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 2X 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
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 ...
is also classified as one of Ohio's Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Target pools with drifted eggs, nymphs, or small streamers. Swinging flies through runs and tailouts can also be productive with warmer temperatures and more active fish.
Flows are too high to fish and will be for the next few days. Watch the flows and forecast before planning your outing.