Fishing Season: Summer

Conneaut Creek - OH

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Orvis Westlake's Tip of the Week

Steelhead looks to be about done here. Still plenty of great opportunity in our local tributaries. Smallmouth bass and carp are great late spring and summer opportunities.

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Map of Conneaut Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/9/21

Weather looks to be clearing up this week. River should drop back in to shape early this week.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/9/21

Stripping a streamer or fishing a large stonefly under an indicator is your best bet. Focus deeper, slower water and shale drop-offs.

Current Conditions as of 5/9/21

Weather looks to be clearing up this week. River should drop back in to shape early this week.

Local Species Available Summer

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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, Black, 4, 8
Krystal Bugger White, Olive, Black, 6, 8, 10
Woolly Bugger Olive, Black, White 6, 8, 10
May's Full Motion Crayfish Orange 4,8
Little Rascal White 6
Freshwater Clouser White, Black, Olive, Chartreuse 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.

Best Time to Fish:

Late Afternoon

Best Stretch:

Near rt 20 is a good bet right now.

Best Access: