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Water flow: Good
Visibility: 12 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F
Water condition: Moderately Turbid
Best time of day to fish: First light
Best stretch: Vrooman road - North
Best access point: Lake Metroparks Public Access Points
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Smallmouth
Fishing season: Spring
Nearest airport: Cleveland Airport, Erie International
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 2X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 6" 6 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Bass Freshwater WF
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip
The Grand River has over 50 miles of fishable water, which winds its way through urban areas, rural lanscapes, valleys, and gorges Ohio. The " Grand" gets excellent returns of both Fall Pennsylvania strain steelhead and Spring run Manistee Strain Steelhead.
Due to the managment efforts of the Ohio Division of Wildlife the Grand River has become a solid steelhead fishery, with great public access, ...
and a solid steelhead fishery from October to May. The Grand River is also classified as one of Ohio's Wild and Scenic Rivers.
The Grand also provides outstanding warmwater fly fishing! Excellent populations of smallmouth bass, some stretching to 18 inches or better, make streamer and topwater fishing exciting all summer. Carp, panfish and musky are all possible catches as well.
Stripping streamers or crayfish patterns
We'll wait and see what the weather does for the rest of the week. There are some T-storms in the forecast for mid week that could put the river off again. If they skate around us the river should be in great shape for the weekend!