Black River Ohio

Black River Steelhead Fishing Map and Flow Chart

Black River is a large, shale-bottom tributary to Lake Erie that receives a spring run of Little Manistee steelhead and a small fall run (in September) of King Salmon. 

Black River runs through Black River Reservation, a Lorain County Metro Park. Access points inside the Black River Reservation Metro Park include Days Dam, Burr Oak, and High Meadows.​ Black River Reservation is accessible via 31st street, East River Road, and Ford Creek.

There are a number of important feeder streams to Black River including French Creek, East and West Branches and Cascade Creek.​

Black River Steelhead Trout Fishing Map

Black River Flow Chart

USGS

The USGS Black River flow gauge in Elyria, OH provides real-time stream flow data. The chart above shows the stream flow (in cfs) for the past seven days.

Ideal Flow (cfs)

​150-350

Average Run-Off Time

2-3 days

Visit our DIY Steelhead Alley Fishing Guide for maps and information on other Lake Erie Tributaries that steelhead like to visit.

About the Author Ken Sperry

Ken is an avid fisherman of 40+ years who loves to explore and find new places to fish. He created DIY Fly Fishing to help you do the same.

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