Trout Unlimited

Madmen Chapter
Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Ohio's Coldwater Fisheries and Their Watersheds

Here are some useful links you may want to use.

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ODNR Mad River Map [pdf]
Miami Conservancy Maps
ODNR Clear Fork River Map [pdf]

Weather Information

West Liberty
Radar animation, four day forecast for northern part of the river but info applies to most of the rest of the river 30 miles south to Springfield, with the exception of small rain or snow cells.

USGS Links

Ohio USGS Info (List)
Ohio USGS Info (Map)

Mad River Water Level

USGS - 03266560 - Mad River at West Liberty OH
USGS - 03267000 - Mad River near Urbana OH
USGS - 03267900 - Mad River at St Paris Pike at Eagle City OH
USGS - 03269500 - Mad River near Springfield OH
Mad River Dashboard (Full)
Mad River Dashboard (Mobile)

Clear Fork Water Level

USGS - 03133500- Clear Fork bl Pleasant Hill Dam nr Perrysville OH

Erie Tributaries Water Level

River Boss
River Boss (mobile)
USGS - 04199000 - Huron River at Milan OH
USGS - 04199500 - Vermilion River near Vermilion OH
USGS - 04200500 - Black River at Elyria OH
USGS - 04201500 - Rocky River near Berea OH
USGS - 04209000 - Chagrin River at Willoughby OH
USGS - 04212100 - Grand River near Painesville OH
USGS - 04213000 - Conneaut Creek at Conneaut OH

Other Water Levels

USGS - 03219500 - Scioto River near Prospect OH
USGS - 03220000 - Mill Creek near Bellepoint OH
USGS - 03220510 - Scioto R. at O'Shaughnessy Dam near Dublin OH
USGS - 03221000 - Scioto River below O'Shaughnessy Dam nr Dublin OH
USGS - 03225500 - Olentangy River near Delaware OH
USGS - 03228750 - Alum Creek near Kilbourne OH
USGS - 03228805 - Alum Creek at Africa OH
USGS - 03230310 - Little Darby Creek at West Jefferson OH
USGS - 03230500 - Big Darby Creek at Darbyville OH
USGS - 03136500 - Kokosing River at Mount Vernon OH
USGS - 03276000 - Brookville Tailwtaters, Brookville, Indiana

Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)
All the Divisions, including Wildlife, are on this site. See latest news and much more. To contact a Wildlife officer, call Jeff Tipton (Champaign County) at (614) 644-3929, ext 1201; Brett Barnes (Logan County), (614) 644-3929, ext 1208; Byron Rice (Clark County), (937) 372-5639, ext 5212.

Trout Unlimited National Web site
Our chapter number is 477, if you want to look up our page on the national TU site site.

Madmen Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Madmen Chapter on National TU page

Clear Fork Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Clear Fork Chapter on National TU page

Emerald Necklace Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Emerald Necklace Chapter on National TU page

Western Reserve Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Western Reserve Chapter on National TU page

Fallen Timbers Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Fallen Timbers Chapter on National TU page

Ohio Council of Trout Unlimited

Ohio Council on National TU page

BUFF: Buckeye United Fly Fishers

MVFF: Miami Valley Fly Fishers

MVFF Information on Brookville Tailwtaters (Indiana)

Mohican Fly Fishers

NKFF: Northern Kentucky Fly Fishers

Land of Legend Fly Fishers

Casting For Recovery
CFR offers no-cost retreats tailored to promote and support mental and physical healing, shared experiences, and the hope that comes from learning new skills.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
PHWFF is edicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

Scenic Mad River
Recreational designation is being proposed under the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program.

COFF: Central Ohio Fly Fishers

TU "Five Rivers" FF Club at OSU Facebook Page

Fly Fish Ohio

Rivers Unlimited

Miami Conservancy

Briarwood Club

Zanesfield Club

Mad River Outfitters, Columbus


Fishing knots and other knots
There are other knot sites/pages but this is the best I've found.

Studio E Outdoors

Creel Survey

After fishing the Mad, let the ODNR know how you did! The purpose of the creel survey is to assist ODNR in the management of trout populations in the Mad.
Mad River Creel Survey