Water flow: High
Visibility: 5 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 34 Degrees F
Water condition: Muddy
Best time of day to fish: Early-Mid Morning/Evening
Best stretch: Harpersfield Dam to I-90
Best access point: Lake Metroparks Public Access Points
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Fish species: Steelhead
Fishing season: Winter
Nearest airport: Cleveland Airport, Erie International
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 1X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 10' 7 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Salmon/Steelhead WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Streamer Stripper Sink Tip Fly Line
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.
Drift nymphs and streamers through runs, pools, tailouts. Stop into Orvis Westlake for tips and gear!
Warm temps and rain have raised water levels. The Grand will need a week or so to clear.