Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Chagrin River, OH
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Chagrin River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Summer is smallmouth time! Fish your streamer fly deep near log jams, rock piles, and structure. Top water is heating up, get a box of poppers and get out there.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 20 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chagrin River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 73

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 80 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

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 Bass

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

Dead drifting nymphs and woolly buggers under an indicator or stripping and swinging streamers (emerald shiner, sculpin, leech patterns)

7-Day Forecast

Water is low and clear. The action is winding down, but still worth getting out to take a look. No signs of rain in the forecast for this week


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