I've got a cousin who moved to Ohio and I'm thinking about visiting him and, hopefully, swinging some runs on rivers I've only read about.
A few questions. (Of course!)
1. I'm pretty interested in the Grand, because of the scale. Seems like a great place to fish a bigger rod and stretch out. I've been looking at the map the DNR put together. Looks like great access. If anyone has entry points they'd recommend, I'd appreciate it. I'm on foot, so I won't be floating the lowest sections. I don't want to pump anyone for secrets, but general sections with good winter/fall swing water would be great to narrow down a bit. PM me if you don't want to post on the wider forum.
2. Sounds like the Grand can get pretty dirty. In that case, which of the other nearby rivers do you recommend next, in terms of good swing water? My homewaters are on the smaller side, so I'd like to fish the bigger rivers if it is viable.
3. I'm looking at mid-december, or if that can't work, maybe a march trip. Weather is always a gamble, but assuming flows/snow, etc stays reasonable, is december a time worth making the trip?
4. I think I'm set on gear and flies. Emerald shiners, sculpins, leeches, some of the flashy feenstra/senyo stuff. BUT, if there is anything that might be helpful to think about, I'd love to hear it.
Thanks for any insights. As always, it is appreciated. Hope everyone is having a good season.