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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Gang:

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.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 05:49 PM
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There are fish from the lake to the dam... Just pick a spot
The parks are excellent acess with lots of room to walk to fidn the water type you like

Fish the drop when it levels out
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2015, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ramcatt. I appreciate it.

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There are a ton of access points. If you stick to the metro parks you'll find plenty of swingable water. Runs aren't long but it's a quick drive to more access points. Good luck and message me if you have any questions.
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Plenty of wadeable water on the Grand, but don't overlook the other rivers in the area. Subject to conditions, you can hit plenty of water on the Chagrin and the Conneaut without straying too far from the east side.
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Thumbs up This short thread is a perfect example of why I LOVE Spey Pages.

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Did you make it to the Grand yet? Fished it yesterday.......gonna have to wait for the rain this week and hopefully it will get the cf/s above 350 and swinging should be good, if it is still below that mark I would see what the other rivers are looking like
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Didn't make it. Weather and schedules held me up. Maybe this winter or spring.

Thanks a ton for the insight. I hope to take advantage of the advice!

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