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
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)
Average Run-Off Time
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.
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.