A Grand River morning

A “Grand” morning …

Upper Grand River Walleye on a Bead Head Nymph AA

Upper Grand River Walleye while Brown Trout fishing with a Bead Head Nymph.

Near Fergus and Elora is a world class catch and release tailwater fishery which has some of Canada’s best Brown Trout fishing, whether it be with a dry fly, nymph, streamer or emerger.

Grand River Brown Trout are known for their selective nature as fishing pressure has taught them to use discretion in feeding.

It is quite an accomplishment to catch and release a 20″ fish though plenty abound!

Ian 22 inch Grand River Brown Trout CC

A 22” Brown Tout from The Grand River.

Major Hatches on The Grand River – Upper extend all through the season from May to October but the river is known for heavy Caddis, Midges, Hendrickson, Cahill, Fox, Blue Winged Olive, Isonychia and Tricos.

Please note that The Grand River – Upper Watershed contains areas that are single barbless, no live bait and catch and release sections.

See here for updated conditions.

Map The Grand Rivers Best Fishing Pools AA

Map The Grand River’s Best Fishing Pools.

Local Fish Species
Ian 22 inch Grand River Brown Trout CC
Saugeen River Steelhead October 21st 2016AAA
Fairy Lake Crayfish March 2017AAA

Crayfish

Guelph Lake Largemouth Bass Ultra Tungsten 12 ounce Spinnerbait AAA

Largemouth Bass

Guelph Lake Rock Bass AAA

Rock Bass

Steve Silver Bass Hamilton AAA
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Smallmouth Bass

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Bluegill

Guelph Lake Bulhead Catfish AAA
White Fish Lake Simcoe Gold Cotton Cordell CC Spoon Resized for Web
Carp on the Fly Rod Thames River

Common Carp

Catfish Rapala Centerpin Float Reel AA

Channel Catfish

Creek Chub

Creek Chub

Upper Grand River Horny Creek Chub AAA
Crappie through the Ice Guelph Lake AAA

Black Crappie

Steve Freshwater Sheephead Drum Hamilton DDD
Mooneye Fishing on the Lower Grand Rver BBB

Mooneye

Saugeen-River-Musky
Perch Guelph Lake Ice Fishing A
Longnose Gar Pike Kawarthas A
Northern Pike Chartreuse Trout Bead Okuma Raw Float Reel Resized

Northern Pike

Upper Grand River Walleye on a Bead Head Nymph AA
Jim Boni Atlantic Salmon Petite Cascapedia 22lbs AAA.13
Early Lake Huron Chinook Salmon on the Centerpin Float Rod AAA
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Coho Salmon

Common Shiner AA
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Steelhead

Sucker Float Centerpin Fishing Mad River Bead Raven Fixed Float BB

White Sucker

Sunfish and a Berkley Pink Worm

Sunfish

Waterworks Lamson Force Grand River Second Year Brown Trout AA

Brown Trout

Lake Trout Lake Simcoe Pearl XZone Swammer

Lake Trout

Resident Upper Saugeen Rainbow Trout BB
Brook Speckled Trout Erin Ontario CC
White Fish Lake Simcoe Gold Cotton Cordell CC Spoon Resized for Web

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