Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Smallmouth and carp are active and feeding. Great opportunity for summer fishing.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 13 / 2020
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chagrin River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 242

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 75 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Morning/Evening

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

Stripping streamers such as baitfish and leech patterns near structure (rocks, shale drop-offs, log jams, etc.) is your best bet.

7-Day Forecast

Flows bumped from the weekend and cooled things off a bit. Should be good the rest of the week

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