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
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.
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)
Average Run-off Time
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.
If you like to swing flies, RiverBum offers a great selection of classic steelhead flies that will catch fish anywhere. Set includes 30 high quality, hand-tied flies (see list below) and durable fly box.
If you prefer to dead drift flies, BASSDASH offers a great selection of some of the most effective egg flies and attractor patterns. Set includes 57 flies (see list below) and high-grade double-sided fly box.
Heading out to do some steelhead or salmon fishing and need an affordable fly rod, reel and line to get started?
Look no further than the Orvis Encounter Fly Rod Outfit. An 8 Wt. setup that is perfect as a first big-game outfit or backup travel rod.