Grand River Streamer Smallmouth Bass

 The Grand River – Ontario – Streamer Smallmouth Bass.

“She (The Grand River – Ontario ) begins as a trickle near Dundalk, then dallies for a time above the Shand Dam before charging down through the Elora Gorge. This is classic brown trout water, some of the best found anywhere in Ontario.

 

Below that, smallmouth bass and pike call her deepening pools and riffles their home, and farther south still she changes again, enticing walleye and rainbow from the rich waters of Lake Erie.” *

Andy with a Grand River Steelhead at Caledonia

 The Grand River – Ontario – A Grand River Steelhead in Caledonia.

In 1994, The Grand River – Ontario and its major tributaries achieved the coveted status of Canadian Heritage River. Due in large part to the successful efforts of many partners, the Grand is also considered a world class fishery!

 

* Ontario Out of Doors – February, 1995

 

The Grand River 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

Trico Hatch on the Grand river with TFC Hat

Trico Hatch on The Grand River – Ontario.

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!

 

Major Hatches on The Grand River – Ontario – 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.

 

You can check this link to the GRCA site for a minute by minute report on flows.

 

You can check this link to the GRCA site for a minute by minute report on temperature.

 

See Below for Up-to-date info and twitter feeds on each section of the Grand River.

 

Click here to see video of insect activity on The Grand River – Ontario – Below Elora June 11th 2014.

 

Click here to see video of insect activity on the Grand River – Ontario – Inverhaugh as of May 11th 2014.

 

Click here to see a video of swallows feeding on The Grand River – Ontario on May 12th 2014.

 

( videos compliments of Dave Barrett from Fly Fish Ontario )

Vince on the Grand River with a Beautiful Brown Trout

 The Grand River – Ontario – Brown Trout below Elora.

Upper Section - Shand Dam in Belwood to Scotland Street in Fergus.
Water Clarity:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Temperature:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Hatches:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Best Bets:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Middle Section - Scotland Street in Fergus to Elora.
Water Clarity:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Temperature:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Hatches:Season Closed – No recent information available.

Best Bets:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Lower Section - Elora to Highway 86.
Water Clarity:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Temperature:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Hatches:Season Closed – No recent information available.
Best Bets:Season Closed – No recent information available.

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