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Hi there. Do Rainbows from Lake Erie make it as far as Paris Ont. in the fall?
Fished at Bean Park and another park with river access yesterday. The river was in great shape and found a number of promising riffles and runs for swinging a fly. Just wondering if they make any significant appearance in this area.
I also know Brant Park. Is the stretch beneath the Wilkes Dam any good for fall runners?
Thanks, GK.
 

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To answer your question, yes. But as mentioned there's more fish further downstream. Fish tend to go into tributaries and creeks downstream of Paris.
 

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Run timing and distribution on the Grand is influenced by a lot of factors. I'm not sure where the gentlemen from Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay are getting their info but its not as simple as they imply (or maybe want you to believe). I'll PM you tomorrow when I've rested up from two days of hardcore fishing.

Don't worry folks, I won't be giving away your secret spot.:rolleyes:

Larry
 

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The other posters have covered the basics. Caledonia is a high dam. Not every fish can make it over.

Pay specific attention to any and all regulations for the grand and it's streams.
 

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Caledonia is a high dam. Not every fish can make it over.
...which is why the ones that do are worth fishing for (and worth protecting). I'm thankful that the ones that don't have what it takes to pass over the dam are unable to pass their genes on to the next generation.

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...which is why the ones that do are worth fishing for (and worth protecting). I'm thankful that the ones that don't have what it takes to pass over the dam are unable to pass their genes on to the next generation.

L.
Well said Larry. The ones that do make it over have great big rudders (tail fins). Evolution?

To the original poster - don't expect big numbers above that point. Prepare to go days or weeks without a fish to hand at times. As stated though, when you do get into one, they are incredibly special and have worked very hard to get there. Treat these fish with absolute respect and care.
 

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GR Steel...

When you get one of those "past the dam" big shouldered brutes,you're in for a tussle:hihi:!!!!!

WB.
 

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I wasn't trying to misguide anyone. Glad Larry chimed in here as he's the expert. Larry published a very informative presentation all about the Grand and the great work he and others have and are doing. Tight lines.

Run timing and distribution on the Grand is influenced by a lot of factors. I'm not sure where the gentlemen from Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay are getting their info but its not as simple as they imply (or maybe want you to believe). I'll PM you tomorrow when I've rested up from two days of hardcore fishing.

Don't worry folks, I won't be giving away your secret spot.:rolleyes:

Larry
 
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