Rocky River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Rocky River, OH
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Rocky River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Warm temps and low water have made fishing tough. Mornings and evenings have been productive.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 13 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rocky River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 50

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 77 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Afternoon

Best stretch: Lower and middle access points

Best access point: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/rocky.pdf

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: 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

Focus on baitfish and leech patterns. Stripping streamers through deep water and near structure (rocks, shale drop-offs, log jams, etc.) is your best bet.

7-Day Forecast

River is still very low but the rain from last weekend brought water temps back down. Should fish well this week.


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