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Fishing Report




Mike Durkalec

Bio Photo Mike Durkalec has served as Cleveland Metroparks Aquatic Biologist since May 2005, and oversees the Park District fisheries and aquatic monitoring programs. Mike obtained a Masters of Science degree in Fisheries Management from the Ohio State University.


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August 2016
Posted: 8/4/2016
As we move into late-summer, highlight species targeted around Cleveland Metroparks include walleye, yellow perch, largemouth/smallmouth bass, panfish, channel catfish, and common carp. The river water levels have been low all summer up to this point, although the Rocky received a nice slug of water in early August.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data> <Chagrin River flow gage data> <Ro...

 

July 2016
Posted: 7/7/2016
As we move into mid-summer, highlight species targeted around Cleveland Metroparks include walleye, yellow perch, largemouth/smallmouth bass, panfish, channel catfish, and common carp. The river water levels were low almost the entire month of June and, consequently, there is more algae accummated in the river than usual (at least at the beginning of this month).  A good rain will take care of that.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following ...

 

June 2016
Posted: 6/2/2016
***Thursday June 23 afternoon update:  Farm raised channel catfish were stocked today in Ledge (450 pounds) and Judge's (150 pounds) lakes.  The fish average 1-3 pounds.*** ***Thursday June 16 afternoon update:  Farm raised channel catfish were stocked today in Shadow (700 pounds) and Ranger (300 pounds) lakes.  The fish average 1-3 pounds.*** As we move into early summer, highlight species targeted around Cleveland Metroparks include smallmouth bass, walleye...

 

May 26, 2016
Posted: 5/26/2016
In late spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include largemouth/smallmouth bass, walleye, panfish, channel catfish, yellow perch, and stocked trout.  The Rocky River is low and clear at this time and weekend conditions will depend on how much rain we recieve in the coming days.  Lake-run smallmouth bass have again highlighted the multi-species Rocky River fishery this week.  Recently stocked rainbow trout and cannel catfish are available at Walla...

 

May 19, 2016
Posted: 5/19/2016
In late spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include largemouth/smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, steelhead, and panfish.  The Rocky River is fairly low and clear at the moment and based on the forecast will likely not change much into the weekend.  Lake-run smallmouth bass have highlighted the multi-species Rocky River fishery this week.  Trout are available in the East Branch Rocky River and our local ponds and lakes are also offering good op...

 

May 12, 2016
Posted: 5/12/2016
***Wednesday May 18 afternoon update:  Please note that, due to the children's fishing derbies coming this weekend, Ohio & Erie Canal fishing area is closed to public fishing until 4:00pm on Saturday May 21 and Wallace Lake will be closed until 4:00pm on Sunday May 22.  After these dates/times anyone can fish these areas again.*** In late spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include largemouth/smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, steelhea...

 

May 5, 2016
Posted: 5/5/2016
In late spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead, stocked trout, largemouth/smallmouth bass, and panfish.  The Rocky River has been elevated and stained much of this week and is slowly on the rise again.  River conditions for the weekend will depend on how much additional rain we receive so anglers should consult the flow data prior to heading to the water.  Steelhead number dropped off notably this past week, although lake-run smallmout...

 

April 28, 2016
Posted: 4/28/2016
***Monday May 2 morning update:  The Rocky River is elevated and muddy this morning from overnight rain.*** In late spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead, stocked trout, largemouth/smallmouth bass, and panfish.  The Rocky River is in nice shape at the moment, but rain on the way could change that by the weekend.  Anglers should consult the flow data prior to heading to the water.  Steelhead are being caught, but the run is b...

 

April 21, 2016
Posted: 4/21/2016
***Tuesday April 26 afternoon update:  600 pounds of trout were stocked this morning in the East Branch Rocky River at 5 locations between Rt 82 (Royalton Road) and the covered bridge.  This concludes our spring river stocking for the season.*** In late spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead, stocked trout, largemouth/smallmouth bass, and panfish.  The Rocky River is clear at the moment, but rain on the way could change that. ...

 

April 14, 2016
Posted: 4/14/2016
***Tuesday April 19 afternoon update:  600 pounds of trout were stocked this morning in the East Branch Rocky River at 6 locations between Rt 82 (Royalton Road) and the ford (river crossing) just south of Wallace Lake.*** In spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead, stocked trout, largemouth bass, and panfish.  After being elevated and muddied all week, the Rocky River is fishable again and conditions should only improve further into the week...

 

April 7, 2016
Posted: 4/7/2016
***Tuesday April 12 morning update:  600 pounds of trout were stocked this morning:  300 pounds in the East Branch Rocky River at 4 locations upstream of Bonnie Park, and 300 pounds in Wallace Lake.  The river is currently elevated and muddy, but the coming forecast looks dry and the trout will be ready to bite when the water drops and clears.  An osprey has been hanging out feeding on fish at Wallace, and I'd love a good photo of the bird catching a fish if anyone is up for the chal...

 

March 31, 2016
Posted: 3/31/2016
***Friday April 1 morning update:  The Rocky River did not rise quite as much as anticipated following the rain yesterday, and although elevated and stained it is still borderline fishable this morning.  Conditions for the weekend will depend on how much rain we receive tonight and tomorrow.  Wise anglers, as always, will check in on the flow data for developments.*** In early spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead, stocked trout,...

 

March 24, 2016
Posted: 3/23/2016
***Tuesday March 29 morning update:  650 pounds of trout were stocked in the East Branch Rocky River today at 4 locations between Route 82 (Royalton Road) and Bonnie Park.*** In early spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead, stocked trout largemouth bass, and panfish.  The local streams have been fishing very well for steelhead all week and have been pretty crowded accordingly.  And don't miss the fun Barbie Rod Steelhead Derby thi...

 

March 17, 2016
Posted: 3/16/2016
***Tuesday March 22 afternoon update:  650 pounds of trout were stocked in the East Branch Rocky River today at 6 locations between Route 82 (Royalton Road) and the ford crossing just south of Wallace Lake.*** In early spring, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead, stocked trout largemouth bass, and panfish.  After being elevated and muddy all week the Rocky River is just approaching fishable conditions again.  Weekend prospects will be ...

 

March 10, 2016
Posted: 3/9/2016
***Tuesday March 15 afternoon update:  650 pounds of trout were stocked today.  500 lbs in Wallace Lake and the remaining 150 lbs in the East Branch Rocky River on the upstream side of the Bonnie Park dam.  As the water level recedes, I would greatly appreciate anglers reporting to me any trout they catch at Bonnie Park.  I am trying to determine just how well the trout stay in a stretch of stream during high water.  The Rocky River is currently high in level and very muddy from...

 

March 3, 2016
Posted: 3/1/2016
In late winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead and stocked trout.  Area rivers are dropping in level and clearing to fishable conditions following the rain this week, and fishing prospects will only further improve as they continue to drop.  The forecast is calling for rain on Saturday so steelhead anglers would be wise to get out before then, and to keep an eye on the flow data following any precipitation.&nbs...

 

February 25, 2016
Posted: 2/25/2016
***Monday February 29 morning update:  The Rocky River is slightly stained and some steelhead are being caught this morning.*** In late winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead and stocked trout.  Area rivers are currently flooded from recent rain and snow melt, but are now dropping in level.  Several days without rain or snow melt could see the Rocky River in fishable shape again, so keep an eye on the flow data.&nbs...

 

February 18, 2016
Posted: 2/18/2016
***Wednesday February 24 morning update:  The Rocky River is elevated and muddy due to overnight rain.  It will be at least a few days before it is fishable again.*** ***Monday February 22 afternoon update:  The Rocky River level is just approaching good fishing conditions following elevated and muddy weekend conditions due to snow melt.  There is a growing amount of open water at out lakes and ponds following the thaw, as well.*** ***Friday February 19 morning update:...

 

February 11, 2016
Posted: 2/8/2016
In winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead and stocked trout.  Area streams fished very well for steelhead this week, but they are icing up rapidly and only look to get worse given the very cold weekend forecast.  After being completely open, our lakes are forming a crust of ice again, as well.  To monitor the most recent river water level, temperature, and clarity (turbidity) you can check the following links:  <Rocky Rive...

 

February 4, 2016
Posted: 2/4/2016
In winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead and stocked trout.  Area streams are elevated and muddy this morning.  The thaw and rain has cleared the rivers of ice and water levels are dropping nicely for weekend steelhead anglers.  Ice conditions on our lakes is rapidly diminishing, as well.  To monitor the most recent river water level, temperature, and clarity (turbidity) you can check the following links:  <Rocky Riv...

 

January 28, 2016
Posted: 1/28/2016
***Sunday January 31 afternoon update:  This afternoon we stocked trout at Shadow (750 lbs), Ledge (600 lbs), and Judge's (150 lbs) lakes.  Steelhead fishing on the Rocky River was good today.*** In winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and walleye.  This week I have good news for steelhead anglers and bad news for ice fishers.  There is a growing amount of open water on the Rocky River this week, ...

 

January 21, 2016
Posted: 1/21/2016
***Tuesday January 26 morning update:  There is a slowly growing amount of open water on the Rocky River and the river has a nice green stain.  Ice on our lakes is unsafe for ice fishing at this time.  We have not been able to stock the second round of winter trout at Shadow, Ledge, and Judge's lakes yet, but I will post an update as soon as that happens.*** In winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, ...

 

January 14, 2016
Posted: 1/14/2016
***Wednesday January 20 morning update:  Trout stocking at Shadow, Ledge, and Judge's lakes has been delayed until early next week.  The Rocky River is very slushy in most areas this morning.*** ***Tuesday January 19 afternoon update:  Trout were stocked this morning at Wallace (1,400 lbs) and Ranger (100 lbs) lakes.  A few of the very first ice fishers are on both lakes, although anglers should exercise extreme caution on the relatively thin ice .*** ***Saturday January 16...

 

January 7, 2016
Posted: 1/7/2016
***Tuesday January 12 morning update:  The Rocky River is very slushy this morning.*** ***Monday January 11 morning update:  The Rocky River is currently elevated and muddy and largely ice free, but given the forecast expect ice to form quickly as the level drops.  On the plus side, ice fishing should be kicking off soon on our smaller lakes.*** In winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and walleye. ...

 

December 31, 2015
Posted: 12/31/2015
***Friday January 1 evening update:  Happy New Year!  Many folks reported that the Rocky River fished outstanding for steelhead today.*** In winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and walleye.  The Rocky River is just dropping to a good level and stain, and with no rain in the weekend forecast should offer excellent weekend steelhead fishing opportunities.  To monitor the most recent river water lev...

 

December 24, 2015
Posted: 12/24/2015
In winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and walleye.  The Rocky River and other area streams are currently flowing strong with a stain, with more rain on the way.  At the moment the Rocky has crested and will continue to offer good fishing conditions until we receive more rain.  To monitor the most recent river water level, temperature, and clarity (turbidity) you can check the foll...

 

December 17, 2015
Posted: 12/17/2015
In early winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and walleye.  The Rocky River and other area streams are currently flowing low and clear, and fishing is stale accordingly.  To monitor the most recent river water level, temperature, and clarity (turbidity) you can check the following links:  <Rocky River USGS flow gage data>   <Chagrin River USGS flow gage data>   <Rocky...

 

December 10, 2015
Posted: 12/10/2015
In early winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and walleye.  The Rocky River and other area streams are currently flowing low and clear, and fishing is getting stale accordingly.  To monitor the most recent river water level, temperature, and clarity (turbidity) you can check the following links:  <Rocky River USGS flow gage data>   <Chagrin River USGS flow gage data>   &...

 

December 3, 2015
Posted: 12/3/2015
***Tuesday December 8 afternoon update:  Today we stocked 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout between Wallace (1,250 lbs) and Ranger (250 lbs) lakes.*** In late fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, yellow perch, and walleye.  The Rocky River and other area streams are currently flowing moderately well following rain this week, and a fresh run of steelhead entered the rivers accordingly.  To monitor the most recent river...

 

November 25, 2015
Posted: 11/25/2015
***Monday November 30 morning update:  The Rocky River is exhibiting excellent fishing conditions this morning and there have been many reports of steelhead success over the past two days.*** In fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, yellow perch, and walleye.  The Rocky River and other area streams are currently low in level and clear, and steelhead fishing has been on the stale side accordingly.  To monitor t...

 

November 19, 2015
Posted: 11/19/2015
In fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, yellow perch, and walleye.  The Rocky River and other area streams are currently fairly low in level and clear, but a number of steelhead anglers reported success this week.  To monitor the most recent river water level, temperature, and clarity (turbidity) you can check the following links:  <Rocky River USGS flow gage data>   <Chagrin River USGS flow gage dat...

 

November 12, 2015
Posted: 11/12/2015
In fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, yellow perch, and walleye.  The Rocky River and other area streams are dropping and clearing following recent rain.  Some steelhead were being caught in the Rocky this morning.  To monitor the most recent river water level, temperature, and clarity (turbidity) you can check the following links:  <Rocky River USGS flow gage data>   <Chagrin River USGS flow gage ...

 

November 5, 2015
Posted: 11/5/2015
In fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, yellow perch, and walleye- and the fishing for all of them is currently very good.  The Rocky River and other area streams are low and clear with a modest run of steelhead spread throughout, but lots of minnows and leaves are adding a dimension of challenge to the fishing.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following lin...

 

October 29, 2015
Posted: 10/29/2015
In fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, yellow perch, walleye, and stocked trout.  The Rocky River and other area streams finally received some much needed rain and look to be dropping into great shape for the weekend.  This increase in flow will spread the fish out further, allowing them to migrate several miles upstream.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  ...

 

October 22, 2015
Posted: 10/22/2015
In fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, yellow perch, walleye, and stocked trout.  The Rocky River and other area streams remain low and clear, as they have been for the past several weeks.  Steelhead anglers are focusing on northernmost river reaches near Lake Erie and the lakefront.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data> &nbs...

 

October 15, 2015
Posted: 10/15/2015
As we begin our approach to fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout and smallmouth bass.  The Rocky River and other area streams are currently low and clear, as they have been for the past several weeks.  The next few days look to offer some rain in the forecast, but it will need to be quite a bit to affect our low rivers levels.  Steelhead anglers are focusing on northernmost river reaches near Lake E...

 

October 8, 2015
Posted: 10/8/2015
As we begin our approach to fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout and smallmouth bass.  The Rocky River water level is currently low and clear and we need rain, although it does not look like much coming in the forecast.  Steelhead anglers are focusing on northernmost river reaches near Lake Erie and the lakefront.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the f...

 

October 1, 2015
Posted: 10/1/2015
As we begin our approach to fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout and smallmouth bass.  Despite the rain this week the Rocky River water level is currently on the low and clear side, although there is rain in the weekend forecast.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage ...

 

An Evening with Greg Senyo (Fishing Fund fundraiser event) - Tuesday October 13, 2015
Posted: 9/30/2015
WHO:   Cleveland Metroparks is hosting Greg Senyo of Steelhead Alley Outfitters, who is is one of the biggest names in American fly fishing right now.  He is a highly innovative fly-tyer who was honored as Orvis Fly-Tyer of the Year (2008), author of the popular new book Fusion Fly Tying, and has his name associated with a plethora of commercial products.  Plus, he gives back to the fishing community!  He is participating in this offering as a Metroparks...

 

September 24, 2015
Posted: 9/24/2015
As we begin our approach to fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout, smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish.  The Rocky River water levels currently low and clear.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Lake Erie anglers are targeting yellow ...

 

September 17, 2015
Posted: 9/17/2015
As we begin our approach to fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout, smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Lake Erie anglers are targeting yellow perch, walleye, and smallmouth bass, and inland lake/po...

 

September 10, 2015
Posted: 9/10/2015
As we begin our approach to fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish- with a watchful eye looking for the first returning steelhead trout. To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Lake Erie anglers are targeting yellow perch, wa...

 

September 3, 2015
Posted: 9/3/2015
***NOTE:  The Fishing Report Blog is back to regular weekly Thursday updates from September-May!***    As we begin our approach to fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish...with a watchful eye looking for the first returning steelhead trout. On the morning of this report the Rocky River exhibited a muddy stain from recent rain.  To monitor the mos...

 

August 2015
Posted: 7/30/2015
As we move into late-summer, highlight species targeted around Cleveland Metroparks include largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, panfish, channel catfish, and common carp.  After an early summer of high water, the rivers have finally receded to levels amenable to fishing.  Lake Erie perch fishing was also starting to heat up at the end of July.  Keep in mind that as the weather gets hot, it can be a big advantage to fish early or late in the day, or even...

 

July 2015
Posted: 7/2/2015
As we move into mid-summer, highlight species targeted around Cleveland Metroparks include largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, panfish, channel catfish, and common carp. And if the record number of photos sent in this month are any indicator, then fishing has been good!  Although fishing has been good overall, river fishing has been a challenge due to high water so far this summer.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can ch...

 

June 2015
Posted: 5/28/2015
***Monday June 15 update:  Farm raised channel catfish were stocked at six locations last week: Shadow Lake, Ledge Lake, Ranger Lake, Beyer's Pond, Judge's Lake, and Oxbow Lagoon.  The river is elevated and muddy from rain today, but expect the good smallmouth bass and catfish fishing to resume as the water level recedes.  Walleye fishing off Cleveland has been good overall, but yellow perch fishing remains unseasonably slow.*** As we move into early summer, highlight species ta...

 

May 21, 2015
Posted: 5/21/2015
In late spring highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include smallmouth bass, stocked trout, panfish, walleye, and largemouth bass.  The rivers are offering lake-run smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and carp this week...with some late season steelhead still around.  Walleye and smallmouth bass are hitting along the Cleveland shoreline, and largemouth bass, trout, catfish, and panfish have been biting in inland lakes.  Anglers can monitor t...

 

May 14, 2015
Posted: 5/15/2015
In late spring highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include smallmouth bass, stocked trout, panfish, walleye, and largemouth bass.  With the previous warm weather and spike in river flow this week many steelhead have exited the river for the season.  On the plus side, lake-run smallmouth bass are going strong in the rivers.  Walleye are hitting along the Cleveland shoreline, and largemouth bass and panfish have been biting in inland lakes....

 

May 7, 2015
Posted: 5/7/2015
In late spring highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, panfish, as well as largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The steelhead fishing this past week has been good in the Rocky and Chagrin rivers, but the run is showing signs of winding down.  On the plus side, lake-run smallmouth bass are going strong in the rivers.  Walleye are hitting along the Cleveland shoreline after dark, and largemouth bass...

 

April 30, 2015
Posted: 4/30/2015
In spring highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, panfish, as well as largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The steelhead fishing this past week has been very good in the Rocky and Chagrin rivers and other area streams.  Stocked trout in the East Branch Rocky River and Wallace, Hinckley, and Shadow lakes have also been biting.  Anglers can monitor the latest river flows and temperature at the following ...

 

April 23, 2015
Posted: 4/23/2015
In spring highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, panfish, as well as largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The steelhead fishing this past week has been very good in the Rocky and Chagrin rivers and other area streams, with lots of fish actively spawning.  The rain earlier this week helped to maintain a decent flow.  Stocked trout in the East Branch Rocky River and Wallace, Hinckley, and Shad...

 

April 16, 2015
Posted: 4/16/2015
***Monday April 20 afternoon update:  This morning we stocked 700 pounds of rainbow trout; 500 pounds in the East Branch Rocky River and 200 pounds in Wallace Lake.*** In spring highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, panfish, as well as largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The steelhead fishing this past week had been very good in the Rocky and Chagrin rivers and other area streams, with lot...

 

April 9, 2015
Posted: 4/9/2015
***Monday April 14 afternoon update:  This afternoon we stocked 700 pounds of rainbow trout in the East Branch Rocky River.  Although the river has a moderate stain today lots of steelhead were reported caught over the past few days, as well.*** In spring highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, panfish, as well as largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The steelhead fishing this past week ...

 

April 2, 2015
Posted: 4/2/2015
***Monday April 6 afternoon update:  This afternoon we stocked 700 pounds of rainbow trout which were equally split between the East Branch Rocky River and Wallace Lake.  The river conditions are currently very good and steelhead and stocked trout are being caught, although that could change quickly for the worse with the forecasted rain.*** ***Saturday April 4 morning update:  Since the river is up and muddy today the Barbie Rod Steelhead Derb...

 

March 26, 2015
Posted: 3/26/2015
***Monday March 30 afternoon update:  Today we stocked a total of 700 pounds of rainbow trout in the East Branch Rocky River between Royalton Road (Rt. 82) and the covered bridge (600 pounds) and Wallace Lake (100 pounds).*** ***Saturday March 28 afternoon update:  The Rocky River has dropped in level very rapidly, and is offering stained but fishable conditions at this time.  Tomorrow should be even better.*** ***Friday March 27 morning update:  The Barbie Rod Steelhead Derby h...

 

March 19, 2015
Posted: 3/19/2015
***Wednesday March 25 afternoon update:  The Rocky River flow gage is malfunctioning again.  I contacted USGS to notify them of the situation.*** ***Monday March 23 afternoon update:  A total of 600 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked in the East Branch Rocky River this morning at 6 locations between Royalton Road (Rt. 82) and the ford crossing just south of Wallace Lake.  The area on the upstream side of the dam at Bonnie Park received the most fish.  The limit in the riv...

 

March 12, 2015
Posted: 3/12/2015
***Wednesday March 18 morning update:  Good news!  The flow gage is back online and the Rocky River is on the threshold of being fishable this morning.  And conditions will improve more so as the water level recedes and clears further in the coming days.  Steelhead fishing prospects are shaping up to be the best they've been in months.*** ***Tuesday March 17 afternoon update:  Rainbow trout (600 pounds) were stocked in Wallace Lake this morning because the Ea...

 

March 5, 2015
Posted: 3/5/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  A fair amount of localized water (between Brookpark Road and Puristas/Mastic Road bridges) opened up with the mini thaw this week, but overall area rivers are still largely iced up.  It looks like one heck of a thaw coming over the next week, though, which should really begin breaking up the thick river ice.  Anglers can check the latest river f...

 

February 26, 2015
Posted: 2/26/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  Area rivers are very iced up with the continued arctic weather.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links (be aware ice on the flow gage sensors can cause erroneous readings):  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Anglers have been out ice fishing on local i...

 

February 19, 2015
Posted: 2/19/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  Area rivers are very iced up with the arctic blast.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links (be aware ice on the flow gage sensors can cause erroneous readings):  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Anglers have been out ice fishing on local inland lakes ...

 

February 12, 2015
Posted: 2/12/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  Area rivers are icing up again with the recent arctic blast.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links (be aware ice on the flow gage sensors can cause erroneous readings):  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Anglers have been out ice fishing on local inla...

 

February 5, 2015
Posted: 2/5/2015
***Tuesday February 10 afternoon update:  The following lakes were stocked with trout today:  Shadow Lake (500 lbs), Ledge Lake (400 lbs), and Judges Lake (100 lbs).*** ***Monday February 9 afternoon update:  Following the weekend thaw the Rocky River has significantly more open water than it did last week and a moderate stain and flow.*** In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  Area river...

 

January 29, 2015
Posted: 1/29/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  Area rivers are slushing up again with the return of colder weather this week.  The Rocky has abundant shelf ice and the open stretches have been slushy in the mornings.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links (be aware ice on the flow gage sensors can cause erroneous readings):  <Rocky River flow gage data...

 

Ice Fishing Fundraiser Derby - Saturday February 14, 2015
Posted: 1/28/2015
WHO:   Cleveland Metroparks is hosting, for the general public of all ages.  Sponsors (prize donors) committed so far include Erie Outfitters, Stink's Bait and Tackle, Rodmaker's Shop, Butcher and the Brewer, and Cleveland Metroparks. WHAT: An ice fishing derby with prize packages to be awarded for the three largest trout (1st, 2nd, and 3rd places).  Prize packages outlined below. WHEN:   Saturday February 14, registration starts at 8:00am, fishing from 9:00am-2:00pm, fish must ...

 

January 22, 2015
Posted: 1/22/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  Area rivers have significantly more open water than last week, but also still have quite a bit of shelf ice remaining.  With more cold temps in the forecast rivers can be expected to get slushy again soon.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links (be aware ice on the flow gage sensors can cause errone...

 

January 15, 2015
Posted: 1/15/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and panfish.  The big news this week is the start of the ice fishing season, with anglers cautiously out on local inland lakes and Lake Erie marinas.  Area rivers are exhibiting heavy slush and increasing ice at this time.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links (be aware ice on the flow gage sensors can cause erroneous readings...

 

January 8, 2015
Posted: 1/8/2015
In winter highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, and walleye.  Area rivers are exhibiting heavy slush and increasing ice at this time.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links (be aware ice on the flow gage sensors can cause erroneous readings):  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Our inland lakes are covered by a gr...

 

December 31, 2014
Posted: 12/31/2014
***Friday January 2 afternoon update:  River ice is breaking up and slush is much reduced on The Rocky and Chagrin rivers today.  The northern mile of river and slower stretches have the most ice.  Looking ahead in the forecast this situation is expected to continue to improve through tomorrow, although depending on how much rain we receive the rivers could get muddy tomorrow afternoon.*** ***Thursday January 1 morning update:  The New Year gre...

 

December 24, 2014
Posted: 12/24/2014
***Tuesday December 30 morning update:  The Rocky River has a moderate stain this morning and is offering good fishing conditions.*** ***Monday December 29 morning update:  The Rocky River is elevated and muddy this morning, but should be fishable within the next couple of days.  The river has retained a muddy stain longer than usual after a storm lately, likely due to all the silt washed in back during spring flooding.*** In winter highlight species targeted by angler...

 

December 18, 2014
Posted: 12/18/2014
***Friday December 18 morning update:  Steelhead anglers did well on the Rocky and Chagrin rivers yesterday afternoon and both streams are in even better shape this morning.  Lake Erie, on the other hand, is rough this morning.*** As we move into winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, walleye, and panfish.  Area rivers are dropping into shape for steelhead anglers and conditions shoul...

 

December 11, 2014
Posted: 12/11/2014
***Wednesday December 17 morning update:  The rivers are elevated and muddy from rain, but appear to be cresting this morning.  It will likely be a few days before fishing conditions are ideal again.*** As we move into winter, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, stocked trout, walleye, and panfish.  Area rivers are in great shape for steelhead anglers, and should remain so into the weekend.  Anglers can&...

 

December 4, 2014
Posted: 12/4/2014
***Tuesday December 9 afternoon update:  This morning we stocked Wallace and Ranger lakes with a combined total of 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout.  The Rocky River is stained, but fishable, today and anglers reported catching some steelhead today.*** ***Monday December 8 afternoon update:  This morning we stocked Shadow, Ledge, and Judge's lakes with a combined total of 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout.  Tomorrow we plan to stock Wallace and Ranger lakes, weather...

 

November 26, 2014
Posted: 11/26/2014
As we move into late fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, walleye, and panfish.  The theme as we move into the holiday weekend is a promising one with conditions shaping up to be very good all around.  Local streams are dropping and clearing following several days of high water and steelhead fishing prospects are excellent.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following links:  <Rock...

 

November 20, 2014
Posted: 11/20/2014
***Tuesday November 25 morning update:  The Rocky River is still muddy and elevated, but the flow is dropping.  If this trend continues the river can be expected to offer good fishing conditions into the Thanksgiving holiday.  Anglers would be wise to keep an eye on the flow gage.*** ***Monday November 24 morning update:  The Rocky River is currently ice free and flowing strongly with a good stain.  The river flow does appear to be on the verge of cresting and the...

 

November 13, 2014
Posted: 11/13/2014
***Saturday November 15 morning update:  A number of anglers reported a good steelhead bite on the northern few miles of the Rocky River the past two mornings despite the wintery weather.  Dime size spawn sacks and jigs drifted under floats were top producers. The wind forecast appears to be favorable for fi shing at E55th and E72nd today and tonight for steelhead and walleye.  Steelhead were being caught at E55th yesterday afternoon.*** Our first taste of winter ...

 

November 6, 2014
Posted: 11/6/2014
As we move into mid fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, walleye, yellow perch, white bass, and panfish.  Local streams are on the low side with quite a few leaves in the water and steelhead fishing has been fair, accordingly, but this will likely change with rain in the forecast into the weekend.  The multi-species bite at E55th breakwall has been good this week and walleye are biting after dark at E72nd.  Anglers can check the...

 

October 30, 2014
Posted: 10/30/2014
As we move into mid fall, highlight species targeted by anglers in Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, walleye, yellow perch, white bass, and panfish.  Local streams are low and clear with quite a few leaves in the water and steelhead fishing has been fair accordingly, but that could change with rain in the forecast into the weekend.  Lake Erie is choppy this morning with 3-4' waves nearshore in Cleveland.  The multi-species bite at E55th breakwall has been good this w...

 

October 23, 2014
Posted: 10/23/2014
As we move into mid fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout, walleye, and panfish. After a week of rough conditions things are lining up to offer a great weekend of fishing opportunities.   Local streams are dropping into good shape after having been elevated and muddy for several days and offer a shot at fresh steelhead, and Lake Erie looks like it may be calming down after be...

 

October 16, 2014
Posted: 10/16/2014
As we move into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout, smallmouth bass, and panfish. Local streams got a bump in flow this week and are currently on the rise again with more rain in the forecast going into the weekend.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature, especially during transitional weather as we are now experiencing, at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage da...

 

October 9, 2014
Posted: 10/9/2014
As we move into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout, smallmouth bass, and panfish. Local streams are currently low and running clear, and with little additional rain in the short term forecast these conditions should not change much over the weekend.  Anglers can check the latest river flows and temperature at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow ga...

 

October 2, 2014
Posted: 10/2/2014
As we move into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include steelhead trout, smallmouth bass, and panfish. Local streams are currently low and running clear, although that could change as we head into the weekend with significant rain in the forecast.  Anglers can keep abreast of the latest river flows and temperature, especially during transitional conditions, at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data&...

 

September 25, 2014
Posted: 9/25/2014
As we move into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, steelhead trout, carp, panfish, and channel catfish. Local streams are currently moderately low and running clear.  Anglers can keep abreast of the latest river flows and temperature at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Lake Erie anglers are targeting yellow perch, walleye...

 

September 18, 2014
Posted: 9/18/2014
As we approach early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, steelhead trout, carp, panfish, and channel catfish. Local streams are currently elevated and muddy from overnight rain.  The river level has dropped following last week's rain and is running fairly clear.  Anglers can keep abreast of the latest river flows and temperature at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chag...

 

September 11, 2014
Posted: 9/11/2014
As we begin to approach fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish...with a watchful eye looking for the first returning steelhead trout. Local streams are currently elevated and muddy from overnight rain.  Local anglers should wait for a drop in flow down to below around 400 cfs on the Rocky and Chagrin rivers before heading out to fish, which can be done at the following link:&...

 

September 4, 2014
Posted: 9/4/2014
***NOTE:  The Fishing Report Blog is back to regular weekly Thursday updates from September-May!***    As we begin to approach fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish...with a watchful eye looking for the first returning steelhead trout. To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data> ...

 

August 2014
Posted: 7/31/2014
As we move into late summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish. To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Lake Erie anglers are targeting yellow perch, walleye, white bass, smallmouth bass and panfish, and inland lake/pond anglers ar...

 

July 2014
Posted: 6/26/2014
As we move into the heart of summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish. To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Lake Erie anglers are targeting yellow perch, walleye, largemouth/smallmouth bass and panfish, and inland lake/pond ang...

 

June 2014
Posted: 5/29/2014
As we move into summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River and other area streams include smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish. To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data> .   Lake Erie anglers are targeting yellow perch, walleye, largemouth/smallmouth bass and panfish, and inland lake/pond anglers are pri...

 

May 22, 2014
Posted: 5/22/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in late spring include stocked rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, panfish and late running steelhead. The river has finally dropped following the major flooding last week and looks like it should offer decent weekend fishing conditions.  Anglers may check the latest flow data at the following links: <Rocky River flow gage data> <Chagrin River flow gage data> .  Wallace Lake ...

 

May 15, 2014
Posted: 5/15/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in late spring include steelhead, stocked rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye and panfish. The big news thios week has been flooding of epic proportions.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently exhibiting elevated and muddy conditions with more rain on the way, which does not bode well for weekend river fishing prospects.  Anglers may check the latest flow data at the following links: <...

 

May 8, 2014
Posted: 5/8/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in mid-late spring include steelhead, stocked rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye and panfish. The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently exhibiting good fishing conditions, although weekend conditions will be dependant upon how much rain we recieve.  If there is an appreciable amount of rain, anglers would be wise to check the flow gage trend before making a trip, which may be done at the followin...

 

May 1, 2014
Posted: 5/1/2014
***Tuesday May 6 morning update:  The Rocky River is in great shape with steelhead and lake-rub smallmouth bass biting well.  Some very nice size steelies have been taken the past two days.*** ***Saturday May 3 morning update:  The Rocky River is stained, but fishable, this morning.  Conditions for tomorrow will be dependent upon how much rain we receive. If the flow at the gage link continues to drop, fishing conditions will be progressively better. Wal...

 

April 24, 2014
Posted: 4/24/2014
***Tuesday April 29 afternoon update:  600 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked at Wallace Lake this morning.  This concludes the spring stocking schedule.*** Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in mid spring include steelhead, stocked rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye and panfish. The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently quite clear and fishing well, but rain in the forecast tomorrow could change that for the weekend. Angle...

 

April 17, 2014
Posted: 4/17/2014
***Tuesday April 22 afternoon update:  A total of 500 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked in the East Branch Rocky River this afternoon.*** ***Sunday April 20 morning update:  Happy Easter (or whatever you might celebrate today)!  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are in nice shape for steelhead anglers, with more fish having been reported further upstream the past few days.  The East Branch of the Rocky up to Berea Falls has produced&nbs...

 

April 10, 2014
Posted: 4/10/2014
***Wednesday April 16 afternoon update:  600 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked at Wallace Lake this morning.*** ***Tuesday April 15 morning update:  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are flooded from overnight rain.  Given the unfavorable river conditions, trout will be stocked at Wallace Lake tomorrow instead.*** ***Saturday April 12 afternoon update:  Although the Rocky River is still quite muddy, there were a bunch of steelhead trying to jump ...

 

April 3, 2014
Posted: 4/3/2014
***Wednesday April 9 afternoon update:  600 pounds of rainbow trout stocked this morning were split between Wallace Lake (450 pounds) and the East Branch Rocky River (150 pounds).  The river is still muddy and elevated, but should be fishable this weekend if we don't recieve additional precipitation.*** Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in early spring include steelhead, stocked rainbow trout, largemouth bass, panfish and suckers. The Rocky and Chagrin rive...

 

March 27, 2014
Posted: 3/27/2014
***Wednesday April 2 afternoon update:  500 pounds of trout were stocked in Wallace Lake this morning instead of the Rocky River because the river is still muddy and there is more rain in the forecast.  Trout are biting well at Wallace, Shadow and Hinckley lakes.  Lake-run white suckers are in thick at Morley Ford on the Rocky and are biting well despite the stained water.  A USGS crew was out today recalibrating the Rocky flow gage.*** ***Tuesday April 1 morning ...

 

March 20, 2014
Posted: 3/20/2014
***Wednesday March 26 afternoon update:  The East Branch Rocky River was stocked with 600 pounds of catchable size rainbow trout this morning..*** ***Tuesday March 25 morning update:  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are both offering very good conditions and have produced a good number of steelhead the past few days.  Small white tube jigs drifted under floats took quite a few fish yesterday.  The East Branch Rocky River is scheduled to be stocked with catchable...

 

March 13, 2014
Posted: 3/13/2014
***Wednesday March 19 afternoon update.  A total of 600 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked in the East Branch Rocky River between Rt 82 and the river ford just south of Wallace Lake.  The most fish were stocked on the upstream side of the Bonnie Park dam, a very popularfishing spot.  The Rocky River downstream is offering excellent steelhead fishing conditions today with much lighter angler pressure than yesterday.*** ***Tuesday March 18 morning update.  The Rocky River is off...

 

March 6, 2014
Posted: 3/6/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in winter include stocked rainbow trout, steelhead and panfish.  All our lakes and ponds are offering ice fishing opportunities, as are protected harbors along the Lake Erie shoreline.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently offering limited open water, although the impending mild thaw should help improve conditions.  Anglers can check the most recent river water level and temperature at the followin...

 

February 27, 2014
Posted: 2/27/2014
***Monday March 3 afternoon update:  By this afternoon I would estimate about 20% of the river is still open enough to fish.  The area between the Nature Center and Puritas Road bridge offers the longest stretch of fishable water, although there are several other fishable spots visible along the parkway. *** ***Monday March 3 morning update:  The Rocky River is very slush and ice filled this morning. *** ***Friday February 28 afternoon update:  Many areas unf...

 

February 20, 2014
Posted: 2/20/2014
***Monday February 24 morning update:  The ice jam broke free in the northern Rocky River on Friday afternoon and from the marina to the lake is currently open.  The river is dropping nicely, but the forecast for the coming week is calling for very cold temperatures which will lead to slush and ice. *** Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in winter include stocked rainbow trout, steelhead and panfish.  All our lakes and ponds are offering ice fishin...

 

February 13, 2014
Posted: 2/13/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in winter include stocked rainbow trout, steelhead and panfish.  All our lakes and ponds are offering ice fishing opportunities, as are protected harbors along the Lake Erie shoreline.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently largely ice covered with no immediate end in sight.  During the next thaw, anglers can check the most recent river water level and temperature at the following links:  <Rocky ...

 

February 6, 2014
Posted: 2/6/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in winter include stocked rainbow trout, steelhead and panfish.  Anglers have been ice fishing on Metroparks lakes and ponds all week.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently largely ice covered with no immediate end in sight.  During the next thaw, anglers can check the most recent river water level and temperature at the following links:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage ...

 

January 30, 2014
Posted: 1/30/2014
***Wednesday February 5 morning update:  Trout stocking at Shadow, Ledge and Judge's lakes was cancelled today due to weather.  The tentative plan is to stock these fish tomorrow afternoon. *** ***Saturday February 1 morning update:  Reports from Wallace Lake this morning indicate lots of anglers and a lousy trout bite.  Oxygen levels under the ice are currently lower than the high oxygen environment these fish came from, and it's not uncommon for the fish to take several d...

 

January 23, 2014
Posted: 1/23/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in winter include stocked rainbow trout, steelhead and panfish.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently full of slush and ice with no immediate end in sight.  Anglers can check the most recent river water level and temperature at the following links:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage data>    Anglers have been ice fishing on Metroparks lakes and ponds all week . Ste...

 

January 16, 2014
Posted: 1/16/2014
***Monday January 20 afternoon update:  Unfortunately, we have had a change in plans for Cleveland Metroparks trout stocking this week. The trout supplier (Little Pickerel Creek Farms) just called to inform me that he had an emergency, and won't be able to deliver this week.  Hoping for next week, and will keep folks posted.  Sorry for the inconvenience to anyone this may affect.*** ***Sunday January 19 afternoon update:  I just got a look at the Rock by Puritas Road and th...

 

January 9, 2014
Posted: 1/9/2014
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in winter include steelhead trout, stocked rainbow trout and panfish.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers currently offer limited open water, with ice jams damming water behind them making for dangerous conditions.  Anglers can check the most recent river water level and temperature at the following links (although icy river conditions can lead to inaccurate flow readings):  <Rocky River flow gage data> ...

 

January 2, 2014
Posted: 1/2/2014
***Sunday January 5 morning update:  Anglers are cautiously beginning to venture onto the ice at smaller Metroparks lakes and ponds, as well as at the Edgewater launch ramp area.  Lake Erie shoreline open water fishing opportunities have come to a halt due to ice covering the shoreline and pack ice in the water.*** H ighlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in winter include steelhead and stocked rainbow trout, with anglers also targeting walleye and panfish.&...

 

December 26, 2013
Posted: 12/26/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in early winter include steelhead and stocked rainbow trout, with anglers also targeting walleye and panfish.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently exhibiting excellent fishing conditions, with slowly receding flow and moderate stain.  Although the river may have a bit of slush early tomorrow, it should offer very good steelhead fishing prospects from now through the weekend.  Anglers can check the most rece...

 

December 19, 2013
Posted: 12/19/2013
***Tuesday December 24 afternoon update:  The Rocky River is ice free and dropping in level nicely, but is still very muddy.  At this rate the river should be on the outskirts of stained but fishable Christmas day, but realistically should offer better conditions on Thursday and Friday.  Inland lakes and ponds are offering rapidly disappearing patches of open water that will be iced over in a day or two, and the Lake Erie shoreline waves are kicked up and the...

 

December 12, 2013
Posted: 12/12/2013
***Tuesday December 17 afternoon update:  Anglers are cautiously ice fishing most Cleveland Metroparks lakes and ponds as of today.  The trout were biting well at Wallace Lake yesterday and this morning, with one regular catching and releasing thirteen on chartreuse PowerBait.  Ledge Lake has also been producing well.*** Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in early winter include steelhead trout and stocked rainbow trout, with anglers also targ...

 

December 5, 2013
Posted: 12/5/2013
***Wednesday December 11 morning update:  The Rocky River is very slushy this morning.*** ***Tuesday December 10 afternoon update:  A total of 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked between Wallace and Ranger lakes today, with most going in Wallace.*** ***Monday December 9 afternoon update:  A total of 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout were stocked between Shadow, Ledge and Judge's lakes today.  Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in ...

 

November 27, 2013
Posted: 11/27/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in late fall include steelhead trout, with anglers also pursuing yellow perch, walleye, stocked rainbow trout and panfish.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently getting fairly low in level and clear with edge ice beginning to form in some of the slower areas.  Anglers can check the most recent river water level and temperature at the following links:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River fl...

 

November 21, 2013
Posted: 11/21/2013
***Friday November 22 morning update:  The Rocky River is currently offering excellent fishing conditions.  Anglers out yesterday reported a good run of fresh steelhead in the river.  Anglers would be wise to monitor the flow gage links following today's rain prior to making a weekend trip to the river.*** Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout, with anglers also pursuing yellow perch, largemouth bass, walleye, stocked r...

 

November 14, 2013
Posted: 11/14/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout and yellow perch, with anglers also pursuing largemouth bass, stocked rainbow trout and panfish.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers currently have moderate flow and light stain .  Before making a trip anglers are advised t o monitor the most recent river water level and temperature, which can be done at the following links:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   <Chagrin River flow gage dat...

 

November 8, 2013
Posted: 11/8/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout and yellow perch, with anglers also pursuing largemouth bass, stocked rainbow trout and panfish.  The Rocky River is currently exhibiting moderately elevated and stained conditions, but is dropping nicely for the weekend .  The Chagrin River is more elevated than the Rock, but should still be fishable into the weekend.  Before making a trip anglers are advised t o monitor the most recent...

 

October 31, 2013
Posted: 10/31/2013
***Monday November 4 morning update:  The Rocky River is currently offering excellent fishing conditions.  Anglers out Sunday (yesterday) reported a modest run of fresh steelhead in the river.*** Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout and yellow perch, with anglers also pursuing largemouth bass, stocked rainbow trout and panfish.  The Rocky River is currently exhibiting low and clear conditions while the Chagrin River is exhibitin...

 

October 24, 2013
Posted: 10/24/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout and yellow perch, with some anglers also pursuing largemouth bass, stocked rainbow trout and panfish.  The Rocky River is currently exhibiting very good fiashing conditions while the Chagrin River is exhibiting elevated and muddy conditions due to overnight rain/sleet .  Weekend prospects for all streams will be dependant upon how much precipitation the region recieves today.  Before making a...

 

October 17, 2013
Posted: 10/17/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  Lake Erie anglers continue to make decent catches of yellow perch, although finding them has been more challenging this week.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently exhibiting elevated and muddy conditions due to overnight rain .  The rivers will need at least a full day of dry weather before they approach fishable&...

 

October 10, 2013
Posted: 10/10/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  Lake Erie anglers continue to make good catches of yellow perch.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently exhiting good fishing conditions, with moderate flow and greenish stain .  To monitor the most recent Rocky River water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data> The re...

 

October 3, 2013
Posted: 10/3/2013
Highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks in fall include steelhead trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  Lake Erie anglers continue to make good catches of yellow perch.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently low in level and clear, and based on the weather forecast this won't be likely to change until late into the weekend .  To monitor the most recent Rocky River water level and temperature you can check the following link:&nb...

 

September 26, 2013
Posted: 9/26/2013
As we move into fall, highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks include steelhead trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and panfish.  Lake Erie anglers continue to make good catches of yellow perch.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently moderately low in level and clear, although the forecasted rain into the weekend could change that scenario.  To monitor the most recent Rocky River water level and temperature you can check the following...

 

September 19, 2013
Posted: 9/19/2013
As we transition into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks are steelhead trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and panfish.  Lake Erie anglers continue making good catches of yellow perch.  The Rocky and Chagrin rivers are currently low in level and running clear, although the forecasted rain into the weekend could change that scenario.  To monitor the most recent Rocky River water level and temperature you can check the following link:...

 

September 12, 2013
Posted: 9/12/2013
As we transition into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and panfish, with a chance at an early steelhead trout.  Lake Erie anglers are making good catches of yellow perch.  Overall, the Rocky and Chagrin rivers are running low and clear at this time.  To monitor the most recent Rocky River water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>    The h...

 

September 5, 2013
Posted: 9/5/2013
As we transition into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers around Cleveland Metroparks are smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, panfish, with a chance at an early steelhead trout.  Lake Erie anglers are doing well chasing yellow perch.  Overall, the Rocky and Chagrin rivers are running low and clear at this time.  To monitor the most recent Rocky River water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>    A few vangua...

 

Welcome to the new Fishing Blog format!
Posted: 8/20/2013
In celebration of 8 years of serving our fishing public, the Cleveland Metroparks Fishing Blog has recieved an updated look.  In addition, the Fishing Blog now allows comments with the hope that local anglers will share helpful information regarding their recent fishing trips to Park waters, as well as having the opportunity to ask questions of others.  The Blog will resume weekly Thursday updates starting in September.  Thank you to our many loyal readers and angler contributors for makin...

 

Rocky River and General Fishing Report - August 2013
Posted: 8/1/2013
As we move into late-summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River watershed are smallmouth and largemouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <river flow gage data>   Summer means family fishing time for many folks, and panfish fit the bill perfectly for a leisurely picnic and fishing outing.  Crappie, bluegill, and other sunfish species can be take...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - July 2013
Posted: 6/27/2013
As we move into mid-summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River watershed are smallmouth/largemouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <river flow gage data>   Smallmouth bass are typically found in the deeper, rocky pools of the river during the day in summer, and often move to the heads of such pools in the early morning and evening hours to feed act...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - June 2013
Posted: 5/29/2013
As we move into summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River are smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <river flow gage data>   Smallmouth bass are typically found in the deeper, rocky pools of the river during the day in summer, and often move to the heads of such pools in the early morning and evening hours to feed actively.  A dark olive or b...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - May 23, 2013
Posted: 5/22/2013
The Rocky River has dropped following a spike in flow last night and it is likely the area will recieve more rain overnight.  The forecast for the weekend looks to be clear, so the river should be fishable over the weekend unless the rain is heavy.  Even if the river is muddy catfish and carp fishing can be great under such conditions.  A number of Cleveland Metroparks lakes and ponds are offering good opportunities for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and various sun...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - May 16, 2013
Posted: 5/16/2013
The Rocky River is currently exhibiting low and clear conditions and based on the weather forecast this scenario is not likely to change into the weekend.  A number of Cleveland Metroparks lakes and ponds are offering good opportunities for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and various sunfish species. Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link: <Rocky River flow gage data> Smallmouth bass running up the Rocky and Chagrin rivers from Lake Erie was a high...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - May 9, 2013
Posted: 5/9/2013
The Rocky River is currently exhibiting low and clear conditions. Based on the weather forecast rain early and late into the weekend could possibly change that and anglers would be wise to check the flow trend following any precipitation.  A number of Cleveland Metroparks lakes and ponds are offering good opportunities for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and various sunfish species. Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link: <Rocky River flow gage data&g...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - May 2, 2013
Posted: 5/1/2013
The Rocky River is currently exhibiting good fishing conditions, with moderate flow and clearing water.  Based on a dry weekend weather forecast not much should change in the near future.   A number of Cleveland Metroparks lakes and ponds are offering good opportunities for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and various sunfish species.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - April 25, 2013
Posted: 4/24/2013
The Rocky River is currently elevated and stained but the flow is receding.  Weekend conditions will be dependant upon how much rain we receive today, although bets are the weekend should offer fishable, even if stained, conditions.   A number of Cleveland Metroparks lakes and ponds are offering good opportunities for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and various sunfish species.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at t...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - April 18, 2013
Posted: 4/17/2013
The Rocky River is currently offering very good fishing conditions with moderate flow and greenish stain.  Weekend conditions will be dependant upon how much rain we receive tomorrow.  A number of Cleveland Metroparks lakes and ponds are offering good opportunities for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and various sunfish species.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - April 11, 2013
Posted: 4/10/2013
The Rocky  River  is currently elevated and muddy, and based on the forecast will offer limited if any fishing opportunities into this weekend and beyond.  On a positive note, a number of Metroparks lakes and ponds are offering good opportunities for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and various sunfish species.   Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   The rain and warmer temper...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - April 4, 2013
Posted: 4/3/2013
The Rocky  River  is currently exhibiting moderately low and clear conditions.  Given the forecast this scenario should continue through the weekend.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   It appears spring is finally at our doorstep with warmer temperatures forecasted for the coming week.  With the low and clear water conditions finesse offerings will often produce bes...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - March 28, 2013
Posted: 3/28/2013
The Rocky River is dropping into shape and looks to offer good fishing conditions as we approach the weekend.  Rain is forecasted late in the weekend, though, which could reverse this trend.  Friday and Saturday will likely offer good steelhead fishing conditions.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   Despite officially being "spring", steelhead anglers this week were ...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - March 21, 2013
Posted: 3/21/2013
The Rocky River is exhibiting good winter fishing conditions, with moderate flow and stain.  Looking at the forecast things may warm up just a bit into the weekend, although anglers should still be prepared for cold weather.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   Steelhead fishing was good for late-winter on the Rocky and Chagrin rivers this week.  Float anglers scored with ...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - March 14, 2013
Posted: 3/14/2013
The Rocky River is exhibiting excellent fishing conditions, with moderate flow and stain.  Looking at the forecast the outlook is even better into the weekend, although anglers should be prepared for cold weather.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   Steelhead fishing was good for mid-winter on the Rocky and Chagrin rivers this week, with anglers having to be a bit persistent and wo...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - March 7, 2013
Posted: 3/7/2013
The Rocky River is exhibiting very good vwater conditions, with moderate flow and stain.  The ground is saturated from melting snow which is allowing for a stable base flow.  Looking at the forecast things should more or less remain this way through the weekend contingent on how much rain the area recieves on Sunday.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   Steelhead fishing was&nb...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - February 28, 2013
Posted: 2/28/2013
The Rocky River is experiencing elevated and muddy conditions.  Anglers planning a trip should keep an eye on the flow gage, with a reading below 600 cfs offering a chance of hooking a steelhead.  This could be possible late into the weekend, but be prepared to fish in stained water and cold winter conditions.  Ice conditions on lakes and ponds are not safe at the current time.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - February 21, 2013
Posted: 2/21/2013
The Rocky River is experiencing winter river conditions with cold water and moderate flow.  Given our current forecast this weekend could see some ice fishing on our smaller lakes and ponds.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the following link:  <Rocky River flow gage data>   Given the winter conditions and dropping water, steelhead are primarily in holes and can be lethargic.  Persistent and adaptable anglers are experiencin...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - February 11, 2013
Posted: 2/11/2013
Mike Dur kalec is currently o ut of the office and w ill not be updat in g the fishing report. However, we are still posting new photos. If you have a photo that you would like to contribute to the fishing report, send them to  fishingreport@clevelandmetroparks.com . SUNDAY 2-10-13  USED A ORANGE AND BLACK RIG BAIT WITH MAGGOTS  29 3/4 LONG  8 LBS. MALE TROUT  THAT WAS A FUN DAY  DALE WOLF Caught and released this 11 lbs. buck on a Fay's Janis Jig this morning, Sunday, Febr...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - January 28, 2013
Posted: 1/28/2013
The final winter trout stocking was completed today (1/28)- 1,000 lbs of trout were split between Shadow (500 lbs), Judges (150 lbs), and Ledge (350 lbs) lakes. Mike Dur kalec is currently o ut of the office and w ill not be updat in g the fishing report. However, we are still posting new photos. If you have a photo that you would like to contribute to the fishing report, send them to  fishingreport@clevelandmetroparks.com . Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trends at the foll...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - January 25, 2013
Posted: 1/25/2013
Winter Trout Stocking Update: The second and final round of winter trout stockings began earlier this week. 1,000 lbs of trout were stocked in Ranger (150 lbs) and Wallace (850 lbs) lakes this Wednesday (1/23). Shadow, Ledge, and Judges lakes are scheduled to receive trout early next week.

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - January 3, 2013
Posted: 1/3/2013
***Wednesday January 9 morning update: The warmer temperatures have improved steelhead fishing in the Rocky and Chagrin rivers the past few days, so anglers should get out while they can before more melt-off and rain muddies the rivers.  Ice on local lakes and ponds was just getting thick enough to allow ice fishing before this thaw, but has deteriorated to the point that it is no longer safe to venture onto .*** The Rocky River is slushy this morning following another very cold night.  G...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - December 27, 2012
Posted: 12/27/2012
***Wednesday January 2 morning update: The river very slushy this morning following a night that dipped well below freezing .*** The Rocky River is currently exhibiting excellent winter steelhead trout fishing conditions, maintaining a stable flow and green stain.   Weekend fishing conditions should remain very good, although some slush may be present in the mornings, in particular, given the low temperatures they are forecasting in the coming days.  Anglers can check the latest...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - December 20, 2012
Posted: 12/20/2012
***Monday December 24 morning update: The river is in great shape this morning with moderately strong flow and about a foot of visability.  I hooked 10 steelhead before work today, landing 9 of them, including one over 10 pounds.  All my fish took pink nickel size spawn sacks and most were in tailouts (downstream end of pools before riffles).  The next few days will continue to offer prime fishing conditions .*** The Rocky River is approaching fishable conditions this morning…ju...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - December 12, 2012
Posted: 12/12/2012
***Tuesday December 18 morning update: The river is elevated and muddy from overnight rain and still on the rise.  Anglers should keep an eye on the flow gage and look for a dropping trend before making their next trip to the river .*** The Rocky River has just dropped to fishable level today, although still stained with fairly strong flow, and will only get better in the coming days.  A good run of steelhead will be available to anglers into the weekend.  Anglers can check the latest tre...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - December 7, 2012
Posted: 12/7/2012
The Rocky River fishing conditions are currently much improved following rain earlier this week and fresh steelhead are available to anglers.  But given the forecast of rain the next four days this scenario will likely be short lives.  Before planning a trip anglers should check the latest trend in river flow and temperature trend at the following link:  <river flow gage data>   The steelhead fishing on the Rocky and Chagrin rivers received a much needed bump in flow this week,...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - November 29, 2012
Posted: 11/29/2012
The Rocky River fishing conditions remain challenging again this week with the continued low and clear water.  There is a chance of rain early and late into the weekend which is much needed to improve fishing conditions.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trend at the following link: <river flow gage data>    The steelhead fishing on the Rocky and Chagrin rivers was very challenging again this week with the continued low and clear water conditions.  M...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - November 21, 2012
Posted: 11/21/2012
The Rocky River fishing conditions are currently challenging with the water on the low side.  The water was becoming clear, but obtained a slight stain overnight due to muddy water entering from the East Branch (the reason for this is yet to be determined).  There is a chance of rain on Friday which could serve to improve weekend fishing conditions.  Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trend at the following link:    <river flow gage data>   Most a...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - November 15, 2012
Posted: 11/15/2012
The Rocky River fishing conditions are currently very good following a spike in flow earlier this week. Based on the current dry weather forecast leading up to the weekend expect the river to continue to clear and drop. Anglers can check the latest river flow and temperature trend at the following link: <river flow gage data>         We are in prime time of the fall steelhead season and there is a fresh run of steelhead trout in the Rocky and Chagrin rivers.  Fis...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - November 8, 2012
Posted: 11/8/2012
Did anybody notice that we got some rain last week while the fishing report was on brief hiatus?  Wow, that was one heck of a flood!  Our crews are still busy clearing the carnage in the river valley, and the marina lost a bunch of docks and boats that had to be salvaged on Lake Erie.  But, the good news is that the river is currently in great shape with a nice run of fresh steelhead.  The Chagrin River is also fishing well.  And the high water flushed many of those annoying fal...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - October 25, 2012
Posted: 10/25/2012
SPECIAL NOTE:   The fishing report will not be updated next week due to web maintenance activities.  This is the first fishing report update that will be missed in the 7 years this blog has been offered.  Sorry for the temporary inconvenience and the report will be updated again on November 8. ***Saturday October 27 morning update: Due to overnight rain the river is on a rapid rise and is currently much elevated in flow and muddy.  Anglers would be wise to keep an eye on the flow gag...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - October 18, 2012
Posted: 10/18/2012
***Wednesday October 24 morning update: The river is already back to fairly low and clear this morning.  That was the most rapid drop in level and clearing I've ever seen in the main river in less than a day, and in hindsight was due to very strong localized rainfall north (downstream) of the flow gage at the split in the river , while being very little in the upper watershed.  My observations are typically made near Puritas Road bridge and Morley Ford, which are near the office.  The goo...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - October 11, 2012
Posted: 10/11/2012
The Rocky River valley is just beginning to really blaze with autumn colors this week.  The river water level has dropped to moderate level and the water is becoming clear.  Based on the current weather forecast, this trend should continue into the early weekend, but it does look like a fair amount of rain is possible later into the weekend and conditions could change accordingly.  Anglers can keep an eye on the flow and temperature trend at the following link: <river flow gage data>...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - October 4, 2012
Posted: 10/4/2012
***Sunday October 7 morning update: The river is still elevated in flow and muddy, but it is dropping rapidly and will likely be stained but fishable tomorrow.  Given the weather forecast conditions should continue to improve and offer good fishing prospects into early this week .*** The river level is dropping and the water is still a bit stained, but anglers were hooking a few steelhead in the river this morning.  As has been the case the past fews weeks, weekend fishing prospects are again ...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - September 27, 2012
Posted: 9/27/2012
***Friday September 28 morning update: The rain yesterday held off for the most part and the Rocky and Chagrin rivers are dropping rapidly.  While still muddy, they should be on the stained side of fishable  this afternoon and Saturday morning.*** The river level is currently elevated with a muddy stain, and weekend fishing prospects are fully dependant upon how much more rain the region recieves.  If precipitation is minimal, the river may be fishable into the weekend.  Anglers woul...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - September 20, 2012
Posted: 9/20/2012
***Wednesday September 26 afternoon update: The river is elevated and muddy due to rain today, and will need at least a day or two of dry weather before it is fishable again .*** ***Monday September 24 morning update: The river is stained but fishable this morning, and conditions will continue to improve over the next day or so .*** ***Saturday September 22 morning update: Due to  overnight rain the river is elevated and muddy this morning.*** The river level has dropped back to normal following th...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - September 13, 2012
Posted: 9/13/2012
As we transition into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River watershed are smallmouth bass, panfish, and with a chance at an early steelhead trout.  Overall, the river has been low in level for much of the summer and has finally experienced a few bumps in flow over the past few weeks.  The river is clearing and will continue to drop into the weekend as long as we don’t get too much rain.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - September 6, 2012
Posted: 9/6/2012
***Saturday September 8 morning update: Due to  overnight rain the river is elevated and muddy this morning and will remain stained through at least the weekend.  The good news is that when the river drops and clears there should be a few fresh steelhead trout available for anglers.*** As we transition into early fall, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River watershed are smallmouth bass, panfish, and a chance at an early steelhead trout.  Overall, the river has been l...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - August 2012
Posted: 8/1/2012
SPECIAL NOTE:    Wallace   Lake  is closed to fishing until August 27 and boating until a yet to be determined date.  See the highlight section below for details. As we move into late-summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River watershed are panfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, carp, and channel catfish.  Overall, the river has been low in level for much of the summer.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can c...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - July 2012
Posted: 7/1/2012
***Monday July 30 morning update: Wallace Lake is temporarily closed to fishing and boating for natural resources management activities.  A full explanation will be included in the updated fishing report later this week.  The lake will be closed to fishing for at least a month, and to boating for an as of yet undetermined length of time .*** As we move into mid-summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River watershed are panfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, carp, and...

 

Rocky River Fishing Report - June 2012
Posted: 6/1/2012
***Monday June 18 morning update: The river is elevated and muddy following the weekend rain.  The conditions are good for catfish, but anglers wishing to target smallmouth bass will want to wait a few days for the water to clear .*** As we move into summer, highlight species targeted by anglers along the Rocky River are smallmouth bass, carp, panfish, and channel catfish.  To monitor the most recent river water level and temperature you can check the following link:  <river flow gage ...