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Will

Member Since 11 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active May 09 2019 08:48 AM
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In Topic: going to be fly fishing the gr*nd river

29 April 2019 - 03:22 PM

You can contact GROF as well:

http://ontarioflyfishing.ca/

 

Some general patterns that are always worth trying are Hare's Ear Nymphs and Pheasant Tail Nymphs. Try size 14-16 for now maybe. They can imitate a lot of different sorts of nymphs. Partridge and Orange wet flies in size 14-16 might be worth a shot too. BWO is likely your best bet this time of year for dries, but take a look at some hatch charts online. I'd guess we're behind a typical hatch schedule by a week or two this year, but I have no way of quantifying that right now. 

 

As for open season, pretty much anywhere between Shand Dam and Hwy 86 can be accessed, but default to using single barbless hooks, and don't try to keep anything. There are a few sections where you can use barbed hooks and keep fish, but they're pretty few and far between.

 

Good luck and share some pics - even if there aren't any fish. It's beautiful along that stretch of river and scenery is always welcome!


In Topic: steelhead opener 2019

26 April 2019 - 08:57 AM

One clarification - some very steep and rocky rivers that flow into Georgian Bay may be worth checking out....check the hydro graphs throughout the day.


In Topic: steelhead opener 2019

26 April 2019 - 08:56 AM

Without getting too specific, I would suggest bigger rivers like the Credit, Grand, Maitland, Saugeen and Nottawasaga will be chocolate milk anywhere within 20 km (or way more) of the estuary. Like Ibstacle said, smaller creeks with rocky bottoms will be the only non-chocolate milk rivers tomorrow. Anything that's actually clear enough to fish tomorrow should probably be left alone since it'll be mainly prime spawning areas that are "fishable" (for steelhead at least). Smaller creeks that have specks and browns only could be fishable tomorrow.


In Topic: Hello from Kentucky

24 April 2019 - 11:15 AM

Great to hear Jeremy! Any photos you could share from your neck of the woods? As much as this forum is about Ontario, it's definitely nice to get some info from outside of the province now and again :)


In Topic: St. Clair River Sarnia Area

11 April 2019 - 12:50 PM

Fast and super clear:

https://www.google.c...0!7i7168!8i3581

 

Never fished there though.