Grand River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Westlake
Fly Fishing Map of Grand River, OH
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Grand River, Ohio Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Lake run smallies are head back to deep water in the lake. Carp fishing and resident bass will keep you busy look for deep water and structure.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
6 / 29 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Grand River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 1180

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 76 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Late morning/Early afternoon

Best stretch: Kiwanis Park to 20

Best access point: Lake Metroparks Public Access Points

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fresh steelhead tend to key into pearlescent baitfish patterns, switching over to more neutral colors as they sit in the rivers. Stoneflies are good producers and I have yet to meet the steelhead who won't take a swipe at a well-presented egg pattern.

Fish species: Smallmouth & Carp

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Cleveland Airport, Erie International

Grand River Description

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, ...

Techniques & Tips

Stripping streamers such as baitfish and leech patterns in deep water and near structure is your best.

7-Day Forecast

Grand is very high. Careful wading!


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