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Euclid Creek Steelhead Fishing Map and Guide

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

April 3, 2016

Euclid Creek

Euclid Creek is located 10 miles east of Cleveland and is a medium-sized, shale-bottom tributary to Lake Erie that receives a spring run of Little Manistee steelhead. The Euclid Creek watershed is small, covering an area of 24 square miles that is highly urbanized.

Euclid Creek Steelhead Trout Fishing Map

map of fishing access sites on Euclid Creek in OH

Get Directions to the Fishing Access Points shown above with the DIY Fly Fishing Map

If you are planning a trip to the Euclid Creek but are not sure where to go, a good place to start is the Ohio DNR Euclid Creek Steelhead Trout Fishing Map which shows public access points.

Steelhead fishing access points on Euclid Creek include Wildwood State Park and Euclid Creek Reservation. The dam at East 185th Street limits upstream migration of steelhead.

Euclid Creek Steelhead Fishing Map

Best Time to Fish Euclid Creek

The USGS Euclid Creek stream gauge in Cleveland, Ohio provides real-time stream flow data that is helpful in determining when to fish Euclid Creek. Euclid Creek tends to fish best when flows are below 50 cfs. Euclid Creek has an average run-off time of one to two days, meaning flows return to normal within a day or two after a rain event.

  • Ideal Flow (cfs): 20-50
  • Average Run-off Time: 1-2 days

Best Flies for Euclid Creek

Effective flies for catching steelhead in Euclid Creek include basic egg, nymph and streamer patterns.  The fish are not too selective so start out with your go-to favorite pattern and keep switching flies until you find one that works.

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