Rocky River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Westlake
Fly Fishing Map of Rocky River, OH
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Rocky River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Get out and fish, just watch for rain. Hit the lower stretches for a shot at some bright, chrome fish.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
3 / 18 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rocky River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 191

Visibility: 21 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 36 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 and sculpin patterns are the primary forage to imitate on this river. Stoneflies, woolly buggers, and egg patterns are great when nymphing.

Fish species: Steelhead

Fishing season: Winter

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

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

Dead drift nymphs (stoneflies, eggs, etc.) and woolly buggers and strip or swing streamers (emerald shiner, sculpin, leech patterns)

7-Day Forecast

There is some call for rain on Thursday, but it looks very hit or miss. At that point, we might even want a little bump.

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