The 5 Best Fly Fishing Spots in Ohio!

Are you desperately looking for a new fishing hole to practice your fly-fishing skills? If there's one pastime Ohioans love more than any other it's some good old fashioned fly-fishing. Here are the best must-visit fly-fishing spots in the state!

1. Mad River, Bellefontaine, OH

Ohio's Mad River is a great spot for fly fishermen due to the deep-water holes formed by the water flow around the Mad River Run rock structures, where fish tend to concentrate to stay out of the river current. The calmness of the waters is a great place for fly fishers to master their craft.

2. Clear Fork River, Loudonville, OH

The Clear Fork River is the home fishing site to the Mohican Fly Fishers of Ohio club. The river has been stocked with brown trout yearly since 1992, and can be fished all year long as long as the water level permits. It's also home to bass, crappie, bluegill, carp, and saugeye!

3. Little Miami River, Plattsburgh, OH

The Little Miami River is one of Ohio's most beautiful and historic areas, with lots of twists and bends to keep things interesting. Smallmouth and rock bass populate the river in huge numbers and fishing is permitted from boats or shore at canoe access sites.

4. Conneaut Creek, Linesville, OH

The Conneaut Creek in Linesville is one of the best spots in Ohio for experienced fly fishers or those looking to test their skills. Smallmouth bass can be caught from the many rocky structures, and carp are abundant throughout. 

5. Apple Creek, Wayne County, OH

Apple Creek is great for fly fishers who aren't looking to cook up their catches, as it's all catch and release here. This means that it's a great place to get some practice in and the trout population is always abundant and growing bigger every year!

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