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Monday, October 29, 2012

Fishing after the flood

The charts below show the projected water levels in the Grand and Chagrin Rivers over the next several days.  Always be sure to check water levels (link on the right) for the river before you head out to fish.

Increased water flow does not always translate into poor fishing.  During a flood the prime need for trout is shelter from the strong currents.  Much of the time shelter will be found out of the main river, pushing them further up into the streams and sometimes into side channels that don't always have water.  Fishing flooded waters should only be attempted when waters have receded significantly.  Never wade in water more than knee height or less.  Keep as far back from the main river bed as possible, and never wade in the main current, even in small streams.  Fishing after a flood is challenging because of muddy water conditions but can be very rewarding also.