Grand River Fly Fishing

The 11th most popular fly fishing river in Ohio.

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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.


Local Contact(s):  Ohio Visitor Bureau (800) BUCKEYE; Grand River Tackle (440) 352-7222.

Recommended Book:  "Steelhead Guide: Fishing For Lake Erie Steelhead" from John Nagy

Best Season:  Oct-May

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Grand River Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  41.720603, -81.172329

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/8/2016

ID:  20773

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