Northeast of Cleveland near Mentor, the Grand River is popular with fly fisherman for steelhead trout. The Grand River runs 50 miles from its headwaters north to the Lake Erie confluence. It is known as a major steelhead fishery from October through May.
There are 10 main access points: Menter Headlands breakwall, Fairport Harbor short pier, Painesvile City Park, Helen Hazen Wyman Park, Masons Landing, Indian Point Park, Hidden Valley Park, Riverview Park, Hogsback Ridge Park, Harpersfield Dam.
A popular access point is the Betty Brown river access. A permit is required to access property and private parking is available both at a modest fee. Call (800) 595-1313 for permit.
Overall, Grand River is the 11th most popular fly fishing river of all 12 fly fishing spots in Ohio.