Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Westlake
Fly Fishing Map of Chagrin River, OH
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Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Watch for rain and take advantage of the last few warm nights of the season (hopefully) and rip some poppers for smallies!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 17 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chagrin River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 2300

Visibility: 13 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: First light and last light

Best stretch: North Chagrin Reservation

Best access point: Lower to middle access points

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

This fishery is based off of subsurface activity, and there are no key hatches. Matching baitfish (Emerald Shiners, sculpin and crawfish) is more important.

Fish species: Smallmouth/Carp

Fishing season: Summer

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

Chagrin River Description

The Chagrin is a medium-sized river with moderate gradient, easily waded by fly fishers. It originates in Geauga County and ultimately winds its way north, entering Lake Erie at Eastlake, OH. It is one of only five Lake Erie tributaries in Ohio that receive annual stockings of steelhead from the ODNR, and provides anglers with exceptional steelhead fishing opportunities from October through April most years.

Steelhead ...

Techniques & Tips

Strip some big streamers through runs and pools. Poppers and other topwater flies are good in lower light conditions. Fish to structure. For carp, move slow, and look for feeding fish.

7-Day Forecast

The river looks good at the moment, but will definitly getting a push of water either later today or tomorrow. Watch the flows and hope its not too much rain because the weather for the rest of the week looks pretty good!

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