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OHIO -- the Grand River -- OHIO

I know there is a grand Grand River in Ontario. Hope to visit and fish there this summer.

But my questions here relate to the Grand River in northeast Ohio. In the 2009 Jan-Feb issue of Eastern Fly Fishing magazine appears this quote (page 47) in an article by Jerry Darkes entitled "Grand River, Ohio:"
The lower river can be partiulcarly interesting as lake-run smallmouth bass and walleye appear in the mix. From mid-April through May, fly anglers might catch a steelhead on one cast and a trophy-size smallmouth on the next. This warm-water/cold water species overlap is an unusual feature shared by several Great Lakes fisheries.
Be still my heart.

(1) Anyone here experienced this smallie and steelhead overlap on the Grand River in Ohio?

(2) Steamer swings? Two-handers? Any other comments on Buckeye Grand River times, tactics presentation, technique or general areas?

Thanks in advance for sharing any advice and info.
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I know there is a grand Grand River in Ontario. Hope to visit and fish there this summer.

But my questions here relate to the Grand River in northeast Ohio. In the 2009 Jan-Feb issue of Eastern Fly Fishing magazine appears this quote (page 47) in an article by Jerry Darkes entitled "Grand River, Ohio:"
The lower river can be partiulcarly interesting as lake-run smallmouth bass and walleye appear in the mix. From mid-April through May, fly anglers might catch a steelhead on one cast and a trophy-size smallmouth on the next. This warm-water/cold water species overlap is an unusual feature shared by several Great Lakes fisheries.
Be still my heart.

(1) Anyone here experienced this smallie and steelhead overlap on the Grand River in Ohio?

(2) Steamer swings? Two-handers? Any other comments on Buckeye Grand River times, tactics presentation, technique or general areas?
Thanks in advance for sharing any advice and info.
Bipoler BiPisces Buckeye bucktailers!
Bleary from my Erie inquiry?

Whatsa bigger shock?
A steelheader hookin' a Grand River green hog smallie?
Or a Grand River bronzeback buster catchin' chrome?
I wannabe either eerie Erie one -- on the Grand River, Ohio.

Help me before I rhyme, pun or aliterate again.
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Shoot me a PM or email I live right there and fish it a fair amount. Yes I swing it, my 5/6 and 6/7 with 450gn work well. I will use a 10' T-11/ T-14 most often. I will be happy to tell you all about it when you PM or email.
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Thanks guys!

Many thanks. That steelhead message board is a wealth of information and roadmaps to related spey and fly fishing background. The generosity and comraderie of posters here is huge and most appreciated. On this thread and others, Speyclave posters have guided me to a grand 2009 schedule of spey casting lessons, coast to coast fishing opportunities and some much welcome advice on technique and equipment.

Now I am out of excuses for eluding fun and fish. Cheers.
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Bipoler BiPisces Buckeye bucktailers!
Bleary from my Erie inquiry?

Whatsa bigger shock?
A steelheader hookin' a Grand River green hog smallie?
Or a Grand River bronzeback buster catchin' chrome?
I wannabe either eerie Erie one -- on the Grand River, Ohio.

Help me before I rhyme, pun or aliterate again.
That was freakin AWESOME!!!
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