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Old 08-07-2012, 08:49 PM
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I'll be renting a house on Little Black Lake next week and was hoping to get on some trout fishing without driving too far. I won't have a boat, so places to wade or shore fish are best. The Grand River is close to the house. Is there trout in the grand river? If not, I assume there are smallmouth. Where is a good place to wade fish for smallies on the grand river. Or any closeby trout fisheries that I am overlooking? p.s. croton dam is too far. Thanks.
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Honestly, anywhere on the grand is good to fish for smallmouth.


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Wherever you find wadable depths plus a bit of cover you should find smallies. I have fished the Grand between Eaton Rapids and Grand Rapids and consistantly take fish in water between 3-4' deep. I'd suggest focusing on areas with firm bottoms and a fair amount of current. Heat and oxygen start to be factors this time of year.
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OK, thanks alot for the help. I'll be fishing the grand downriver from Grand Rapids. Hopefully it's shallow enough to wade and I'll get a bunch of smallies.

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OK, thanks alot for the help. I'll be fishing the grand downriver from Grand Rapids. Hopefully it's shallow enough to wade and I'll get a bunch of smallies.

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I'd be careful down in that area.
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I'll be renting a house on Little Black Lake next week and was hoping to get on some trout fishing without driving too far. I won't have a boat, so places to wade or shore fish are best. The Grand River is close to the house. Is there trout in the grand river? If not, I assume there are smallmouth. Where is a good place to wade fish for smallies on the grand river. Or any closeby trout fisheries that I am overlooking? p.s. croton dam is too far. Thanks.
Your right between two good pier's Grand n Muskgon. I think we have a east wind coming.
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