Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan
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- Smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, and steelhead
- Fish Michigan's largest and longest river
- We pride ourselves in showing our clients that the Grand River is a viable, urban-fishing corridor
- Rates start from $350
- We fish all year, as long as the river does not freeze during the winter months
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Provided equipment includes rods, reels, leaders, and flies. Lunch and drinks are provided on full-day trips, light snacks and drinks on half-day trips. You will need a valid Michigan fishing license and sunglasses. Transportation: The are no spotting services on the rivers we fish. If a car spot is needed, we will need your help in spotting a car. At most, round trip time from boat launch to boat launch is 20 minutes. Gear Recommendations: For bass fishing, 7 wt. or 8 wt., 9-foot rod works best. Floating lines and intermediate sink tips are needed with 0X leaders. For steelhead, 7 wt.,10-foot rods with floating line work best.
The Grand River is Michigan's longest river and second-largest drainage system. Its story is one of ruin to recovery. The river has many rocky shoals, logjams, and river grasses that hold fish. Depending on the time of year, we will either fish downtown Grand Rapids under the skyscrapers and fast-paced rapids or on the quieter, slower moving, more remotes sections of the Grand.
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Grand Rapids is known as Beer City, USA. It has numerous breweries and restaurants. In addition, it has many fine hotels right downtown along the river.
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