Huron River (Ohio) Steelhead Fishing Map

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 fishing access points and real-time stream flow data 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.

USGS

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.

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 Guide to Fishing Steelhead Alley for maps and information on 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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