Rocky River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Rocky River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Hot temps (think bath water) means first light is a good option if you are headed out
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 18 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rocky River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 45

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 81 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: First and last light

Best stretch: Lower and middle access points

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Baitfish patterns are the primary thing to imitate on this river.

Fish species: Smallmouth/Carp

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport (CLE), Cleveland-Akron-Canton (CAK)

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Rocky River Description

The Rocky is a medium-sized tributary of Lake Erie similar in character to its Eastern neighbor, The Chagrin River. It receives excellent runs of Lake Erie steelhead from October through April in most years, and its close proximity to Cleveland’s Eastern and Western suburbs make it a very popular destination for fly anglers. In 2007 Field and Stream Magazine named the Rocky River one of the 150 best places ...

Techniques & Tips

Swing flies or strip streamers when flows allow resident smallies. Carp have been very active this week as well.

7-Day Forecast

Low, clear water.... move slow and look for tailing carp, or hit deep pools for resident smallies

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