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
Try sight fishing for resident smallmouth and carp and strip streamers through the deeper pools. White clouser minnows and rust crayfish patterns are your best bet for smallies.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 10 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rocky River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 3730

Visibility: 6 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

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.

Fish species: Smallmouth/Carp

Fishing season: Summer

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

Strip streamers and poppers for resident smallies. Carp are always a good target if you're looking for a challenge.

7-Day Forecast

It blew out in the last rain. Could be interesting when the water drops

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