Blue Stream Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing Report for:

Conneaut Creek - Conneaut - Ohio

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

Directions To Location

Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges
February Midges, Stoneflies Afternoon #18-22, #14-16 Zebra Midges, Black Stonefly Nymph
March Stoneflies, Midges, Blue wing olives Afternoon #14-16, #18-22, #16-20 Nymphs, Zebra Midges, BWO Nymphs
April Caddis, Blue wing olives Afternoon-Evening #14-18, #16-20 Elk Hair Caddis, BWO Dries
May Green Drakes, Sulphurs, Caddis Evening #8-10, #14-16, #14-18 Green Drake Dries, Sulphur Dries, Elk Hair Caddis
June Sulphurs, Light Cahills, Caddis Evening #14-16, #12-14, #14-18 Sulphur Dries, Light Cahill Dries, Elk Hair Caddis
July Caddis, Tricos, Terrestrials Morning-Evening #14-18, #20-24, #12-16 Elk Hair Caddis, Trico Spinners, Ants/Beetles
August Tricos, Terrestrials Morning-Noon #20-24, #12-16 Trico Spinners, Ants/Beetles
September Terrestrials, Blue Winged Olives Afternoon-Evening #12-16, #16-20 Ants/Beetles, BWO Dries
October Blue Winged Olives, Stoneflies Afternoon #16-20, #14-16 BWO Dries, Stonefly Nymphs
November Midges, Stoneflies Afternoon #18-22, #14-16 Zebra Midges, Black Stonefly Nymph
December Midges Afternoon #18-22 Zebra Midges

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

Conneaut Creek – Conneaut is a popular destination for fly fishing enthusiasts, known particularly for its Steelhead and other species.
  • Estuary Section: Where the creek meets Lake Erie, offers a great locality to land steelhead, especially during spring and fall.
  • Trail Section: Along the Creek Road, this area is easily accessible and has deep pools and rapids that attract fish.
  • State Line: Near the border of Pennsylvania and Ohio, provides a unique opportunity for fishing, with a diverse range of available species.
  • Beaver Center: A tributary of Conneaut Creek, is known to hold a large population of wild brown trout.
  • Folly’s End Campground: Off Route 7, this spot allows access to some secluded parts of Conneaut Creek offering a peaceful fly fishing experience.
Consider these locations when planning your next adventure. Despite changes in water levels and conditions, Conneaut Creek offers an exciting experience for all anglers.

Best Access Points

If you’re planning a fly fishing trip on the Conneaut Creek in Conneaut, here are the best access points you should consider:

  • State Road Access: Found at the corner of State Rd. and Conneaut Creek Rd., this access point offers a large area for parking.
  • Mackey’s Hill: Located on Parrish Rd., it is perfect for those seeking a serene spot to fly fish with less traffic.
  • Conneaut Harbor: Located near the creek’s mouth, this area provides plentiful fish stocked from Conneaut Harbour.
  • Footville Richmond Rd. Bridge: Found on Footville Richmond Rd, this access point has ample space on both upstream and downstream sides.
  • South Ridge Rd. Bridge: This point on South Ridge Rd. best supports fishing during higher water levels.

Make sure to follow local regulations to preserve this beautiful fishing habitat for generations to come. Happy fishing!

Local Fish

  • Steelhead Trout: This is the most popular fish in Conneaut Creek, especially during the fall and winter seasons.
  • King Salmon: Although not as numerous as Steelhead, King Salmon still offers great fly fishing opportunities during the spawning season.
  • Smallmouth Bass: These are generally targeted during the summer months when they are most active.
  • Walleye: While less common for fly anglers, walleye can still be caught in Conneaut Creek.
  • Brown Trout: Though not as widely sought after as Steelhead, Brown Trout offer a thrilling fight and can be quite rewarding to catch.
  • Carp: In recent years, Carp have become a more popular target for fly fishing.
  • Northern Pike: These aggressive predators are always a thrilling catch and can be found throughout Conneaut Creek.
  • Catfish: Although Catfish are not traditionally targeted on the fly, those willing to adjust their tactics can find success in Conneaut Creek.

About The River

A charming spot in Ohio, Conneaut Creek – Conneaut, boasts both natural beauty and historical depth. The stunning creek, loved for its exceptional steelhead trout fishing, runs by the city of Conneaut, contributing to the town’s serene charm.

A glance at Conneaut’s history reveals its rich Native American heritage. The city’s name is from the Erie Language, meaning “River of many fish” – a fitting name, given its renowned fishery! Conneaut also marked a turning point during the Revolutionary War, with the heroic Battle of Conneaut Creek unfolding on its banks in 1786.

Key Highlights of Conneaut:

  • Conneaut Harbor: Known for birdwatching and natural vistas.
  • Conneaut Township Park: A lovely beach and park area providing gorgeous views of Lake Erie.

With its rich history and natural charm, Conneaut Creek – Conneaut stands as a hidden treasure in northeast Ohio.


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