Fishing Season: Spring

Conneaut Creek - OH

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Orvis Westlake's Tip of the Week

Throw streamers at the deeper holes or structure like logs and big rocks for the lake run smallmouth.

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Map of Conneaut Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/17/23

Great temps are being called for all weekend but with some rain in the forecast. River is low so any rain that comes will help.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/17/23

Running streamers will be the way to get the fresh smallmouth to bite anytime of the day. Poppers and sliders will work in the early morning before the sun is up.

Local Species Available Spring

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    Smallmouth / Carp

Orvis Westlake's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Zonker White, Olive 6, 8
Little Rascal White/Olive 6,8
Conehead Bunny Muddler White or Black 6,8
Hawkins Triple Double Rainbow 4
Sneaky Pete Popper White, Black 8
Freshwater Clouser Chartreuse/White, White/Olive 6


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Orvis Westlake's Recommended Gear

Description: About Conneaut Creek

Conneaut Creek is a larger version of Pennsylvania's Elk Creek which winds its way through urban areas, rural lanscapes, valleys, and gorges in both the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The " Conny" gets excellent returns of both Fall Pennsylvania strain steelhead and Spring run Manistee Strain Steelhead. Due to the managment efforts of both the PA Fish and Boat Commission and the Ohio Division of Wildlife Conneaut Creek has become a solid steelhead fishery, with great public access, and a solid steelhead fishery from October to May. Conneaut Creek is also classified as one of Ohio's Wild and Scenic Rivers. This creek fishes best with flows between 150 and 350 cfs

Nearest Airport:

Erie International and Cleveland Airport


Baitfish and sculpin patterns are the primary forage to imitate on this river. Stoneflies, woolly buggers, and egg patterns are great when nymphing.

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Best Stretch:

Near rt 20 is a good bet right now.

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