Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Look for carp while the light conditions make it possible, then switch to topwater for smallies!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 15 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chagrin River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 60

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: First light and last light

Best stretch: North Chagrin Reservation

Best access point: Lower to middle access points

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

This fishery is based off of subsurface activity, and there are no key hatches. Matching baitfish (Emerald Shiners, sculpin and similar) is more important.

Fish species: Smallmouth/Carp

Fishing season: Summer

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

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Chagrin River Description

The Chagrin is a medium-sized river with moderate gradient, easily waded by fly fishers. It originates in Geauga County and ultimately winds its way north, entering Lake Erie at Eastlake, OH. It is one of only five Lake Erie tributaries in Ohio that receive annual stockings of steelhead from the ODNR, and provides anglers with exceptional steelhead fishing opportunities from October through April most years.

Steelhead ...

Techniques & Tips

Strip some big streamers through runs and pools. Poppers and other topwater flies are good in lower light conditions. Fish to structure. For carp, move slow, and look for feeding fish.

7-Day Forecast

River finally dropped into play, not a whole lot of rain in the forecast, but summer t-storms can pop out of nowhere so always check the guage after a rain.

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