Grand River Streamer Smallmouth Bass

Grand River Streamer Smallmouth Bass.

“She 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

Andy with a Grand River Steelhead in Caledonia.

In 1994, the Grand River 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!

Trico Hatch on the Grand river with TFC Hat

Trico Hatch on the Grand river with TFC Hat

Grand River Brown 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 Upper Grand River extend all through the season from May through to October but the river is known for heavy Caddis, Midges, Hendrickson, Cahill, Fox, Blue Winged Olive, Isonychia and Tricos.

  • See here for Grand River minute by minute FLOWS.
  • See here for Grand River river TEMPERATURES.
  • See here for our Upper Grand River river PICTURES.
  • See here for our Upper Grand River INSECT GALLERY & HATCH CHARTS.
  • See here for ACCESS POINTS for The Upper Grand River.
  • See here for our LEARN TO FLY FISH LESSONS on the Grand River.
  • See here for our GUIDING on the Grand River.
  • See here to see video of insect activity on The Grand River – Ontario – Below Elora.
  • See here to see video of insect activity on the Grand River – Ontario – Inverhaugh.
  • See here to see a video of swallows feeding on The Grand River – Ontario.
  • ( videos compliments of Dave Barrett from Fly Fish Ontario)

 

Vince on the Grand River with a Beautiful Brown Trout

Vince on the Grand River with a Beautiful Brown Trout

Upper Section - Shand Dam in Belwood to Scotland Street in Fergus.
Water Conditions:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Hatches:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Best Bets:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Middle Section - Scotland Street in Fergus to Elora.
Water Conditions:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Hatches:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Best Bets:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Lower Section - Elora to Highway 86.
Water Conditions:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Hatches:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.
Best Bets:Inland Trout Season in now Closed.

Latest Grand River Conditions

  • Upper was fishing great this morning.. Cranes and caddis https://t.co/h1JpJCIo6V 1 year ago
  • Great afternoon on 5he upper yesterday... Lots of bwos, caddis and some cranes. 2 years ago
  • Lower grand lots of Hendrickson nymphs in the water... Pheasant tail nymphs #12 or 14 will match the hatch 2 years ago
  • Lower grand looks great. Caddis already in the water and sporadic mayfly hatch 2 years ago
  • Rain on the way tomorrow and Friday... Keep an eye on river levels 2 years ago
  • Still waiting for water levels to drop. 2 years ago
  • Great afternoon on the upper grand despite the t-storms... Lots of caddis, cranes and some Bwos on the water 3 years ago
  • Successful day on the river... Client landed a 20" brown on the lower nymphing. Upper lots of midges 3 years ago
  • Upper grand is fishing great. Size 14 Polish pheasant tail jig was top producer 3 years ago
  • Season is open! River is running around 10 cms at the Dam...Lower stretch is over 20cms 3 years ago