Euclid Creek Steelhead Fishing Map and Guide

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 fishing access points and real-time stream flow data 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 cfs

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.

Need flies? 

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. 

Classic Steelhead Streamers

  • Purple Peril
  • Copper Top 
  • Comet
  • Jock Scott 
  • Bomber Black
  • Joe Gert
  • Blue Charm
  • Brite Pink
  • Egg Sucking Leech
  • Black Bear Green Butt  

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.

Deadly Egg Flies and Attractor Patterns

  • Antron Egg
  • Glo-Bug
  • Crystal Egg Fly
  • Dot Egg Fly
  • Crystal Meth
  • Milky Nuke Egg
  • Ultra Maggots
  • Egg Sucking Worms
  • Flash Candy Fly

Need Gear? 

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.

  • 8-wt, 9-ft, 4pc Fly Rod
  • Large Arbor Reel
  • WF Floating Line
  • Cordura Rod Tube
  • 25-yr guarantee

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

About the author

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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