Fishing Season: Summer

Grand River - OH

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

62

Orvis Westlake's Tip of the Week

Steelhead looks to be about done here as temps haved warmed up quickly. Our local tributaries offer great smallmouth and carp fishing throughout the summer months.

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Map of Grand River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/6/21

Grand is still a little high but we are expecting some more rain through the weekend. Opt for some of our other local tributaries

Techniques & Tips as of 5/6/21

Stripping a streamer or fishing a large stonefly under an indicator is your best bet. Focus deeper, slower water and shale drop-offs.

Current Conditions as of 5/6/21

Grand is still a little high but we are expecting some more rain through the weekend. Opt for some of our other local tributaries

Local Species Available Summer

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    Smallmouth & Carp

Orvis Westlake's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Krystal Bugger White 4-10
Bead Head Flash Zonker White 4,6,8
May's Full Motion Crayfish Rust 4, 8
Schultzy's S4 Sculpin Tan, Olive 2
Kauffman's Stone black 10,12
Little Rascal White, White/Olive 6,8,10

Krystal Bugger

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Orvis Westlake's Recommended Gear

Description: About Grand River

The Grand River has over 50 miles of fishable water, which winds its way through urban areas, rural lanscapes, valleys, and gorges in 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.

Nearest Airport:

Cleveland Airport, Erie International

Hatches:

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.

Best Time to Fish:

Late morning/Early afternoon

Best Stretch:

Kiwanis Park to 20

Best Access:

Lake Metroparks Public Access Points