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Huron River (Ohio) Steelhead Fishing Map

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

April 3, 2016

Huron River Ohio

Huron River is tributary of Lake Erie that receives a spring run of stray Little Manistee steelhead. The 14-mile long main branch of the Huron River begins at the confluence of the East Branch Huron and West Branch Huron rivers just west of Milan, Ohio.

Best Time to Fish the Huron River for Steelhead

Steelhead fishing in the Ohio’s Huron River is best in the Spring. The Huron River fishes best when the river is flowing between 150-250 cfs. The Huron River responds quickly to rain events and typically takes 2 to 3 days to clear and return to normal flow levels following a rain event.

Huron River (Ohio) Steelhead Fishing Map

map of fishing access sites on the Huron River in Ohio

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

Huron River Flow Chart

The USGS Huron River stream gauge in Milan, Ohio provides real-time stream flow data and is useful in determining when to fish the Huron River for steelhead.

  • Ideal Flow (cfs): 150-250
  • Average Run-Off Time: 2-3 days

Best Flies for Huron River

Effective flies for catching steelhead in the Huron River include basic egg, nymph and streamer patterns.  Don’t worry too much about the particular pattern but be prepared to switch up flies until you find one the fish respond to.

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