Vermilion River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Westlake
Fly Fishing Map of Vermilion River, OH
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Vermilion River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Stripping and swinging streamers is your best bet. Keep an eye out for tailing carp
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 13 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Vermilion River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 21.6

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 84 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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:

Baitfish and sculpins are the primary food source for fish in the river. Stoneflies, eggs, and woolly buggers are a good bet as well.

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Cleveland Airport, Detriot Metro

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 fishing offers you best chances right now. Baitfish and crayfish patterns are key.

7-Day Forecast

Water is very low and clear and no signs of rain in the forecast this week.


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