Best Ohio Fly Fishing Rivers

Ohio has 12 fly fish spots.

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Ohio offers over ten good fly fishing spots. The best Ohio fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Mad River, Clear Fork Of The Mohican River, Lower Cuyahoga River, Chagrin River, and Ashtabula River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Ohio fly fishing river or stream below.

Featured FLY FISHING RIVERS

Mad River

Northeast of Dayton and north of Springfield, the Mad River is popular with fly fisherman for trout. There are five primary public fly fishing access areas on the Mad River, including...  MORE INFO

Lower Cuyahoga River

South of Cleveland near Peninsula, the Lower Cuyahoga River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The Lower Cuyahoga River is growing in popularity with float-style fishermen.  MORE INFO

Clear Fork Of The Mohican River

Near Butler, the Clear Fork Of The Mohican River is popular with fly fisherman for brown trout. There are two main access areas: throughout Mohican State Park east of Butler and west of Butler near Gatton Rock.  MORE INFO

Ashtabula River

West of Ashtabula, the Ashtabula River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. There are three primary river access points: Walnut Beach Breakwall, Cedarquist Park and Indian Trail Park.  MORE INFO

Maumee River

Southeast of Toledo and Maumee, the Maumee River is popular with fly fisherman for walleye. There is a popular access point just northeast of Perrysburg.  MORE INFO

Chagrin River

East of Cleveland, the Chagrin River is popular with fly fishermen for steelhead trout. The Chagrin River is growing in popularity with float-style fishermen, especially on the lower sections. The river has mainly a hardrock shale bottom, with occasionally gravel runs and pools.  MORE INFO

Rocky River

West of Cleveland, the Rocky River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The Rocky River is growing in popularity with float-style fishermen, especially on the lower sections prior to the Lake Erie confluence. There are over thirteen access points along the river throughout the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.  MORE INFO

Vermilion River

Southwest of Lorain and northwest of Amherst, the Vermilion River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. There are eight primary public access points: Vermillion River Municipal Boat Ramp, Jerusalem Road access, Bacon Woods, Mill Hollow, Peasley Road access, Gore Orphanage Road access, Schoepfle Garden, and Wakeman Dam. One of the better sections for fly fishing on the Vermilion River is the...  MORE INFO

Sandusky River

Southwest of Sandusky near Fremont, the Sandusky River is popular with fly fisherman for walleye. There are several access points east of downtown Freemont along the river.  MORE INFO

Conneaut Creek

Northeast of Ashtabula near Conneaut, the Conneaut Creek is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. There are four primary access points: Conneaut breakwall, Conneaut harbor, Woodworth Road boat ramp and Lakeville Park. One popular place to access Conneaut Creek is at Horton Road Bridge.  MORE INFO

Euclid Creek

Northeast of Cleveland near Richmond Heights, the Euclid Creek is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The creek is generally about 20 feet wide and has many shallow areas followed by nice pools.  MORE INFO

Grand River

Northeast of Cleveland near Mentor, the Grand River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The Grand River runs 50 miles from its headwaters north to the Lake Erie confluence. It is known as a major steelhead fishery from October through May.  MORE INFO