Fishing Season: Spring

Conneaut Creek - OH

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

63

Orvis Westlake's Tip of the Week

Smallmouth are in and feeding aggressively!! Fishing in the morning and evening is your best opportunity to throw poppers. Baitfish patterns will up you on fish all day long. Just look for structure where the fish are hiding.

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Map of Conneaut Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/18/22

Warmer Temps are on the way for the weekend. Rain is on and off the week to come, but it's needed rain with the low water levels.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/18/22

Stripping streamers is your best success!

Local Species Available Spring

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    Smallmouth

Orvis Westlake's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Hawkins Triple Double Brown 4
Schultzy's Single Fly Cray Olive 6
Conehead Bunny Muddler White or Black 8
Sneaky Pete Popper Black 4
Schultzy's Single Fly Cray Olive 4
Freshwater Clouser Chartreuse/White, White/Olive 6

Hawkins Triple Double

The Hawkins Triple Double rabbit streamer fly will draw big fish from the deep.

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

Hatches:

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:

Afternoon

Best Stretch:

Near rt 20 is a good bet right now.

Best Access:

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/conneaut.pdf