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
Strip streamers! Lake run smallies are around. Look for slow deep water.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 12 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rocky River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 75

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 70 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately 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. Stoneflies, woolly buggers, and egg patterns are great when nymphing.

Fish species: Smallmouth Bass

Fishing season: Spring

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

Streamer fishing is the ticket. Focus on baitfish and crayfish patterns

7-Day Forecast

The Rock is actually low right now! Still worth going out and about. Keep an eye on the gauges as rain is on the way.

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