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
Look for deep, slow water and shale drop offs. Keep an eye out for tailing carp
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 13 / 2019
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Rocky River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 50

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 85 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: Smallmouth Bass

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

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

7-Day Forecast

Water is low and clear. No sign of rain in the forecast for this week

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