Welcome to Steelhead Alley! The Painesville area is well-known for it's great fishing all year round, but especially for steelhead from September through April. The Grand River is a hotbed for trout, as well as smallmouth bass fishing and Painesville offers many points of access for fishermen/women. 
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Kiwanis Recreation Park

  • 301 Latimore Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077
  • Both Grand River Access and Stocked Fishing Pond
  • Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week
Grand River: Great for Steelhead fishing, September through April. Smallmouth Bass is also prominent.
Fishing Pond: Stocked every April by ODNR, you will find Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bullhead Catfish, Bluegill and Pumpkinseeds.
Youth Fishing Derby: Every June, the Northeast Ohio Walleye Association hosts their annual Jim Venditti Memorial Youth Fishing Derby at the Rec Park pond. Kids ages 3 to 15 are encouraged to attend (bring your own bait and tackle). The event features raffle prizes, awards and contests.

Beaty Landing

  • East Entrance: 543 E Walnut Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077
  • West Entrance: 477 E Walnut Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077
  • Grand River Access, Small Boat Access

The wooded parcel in Painesville encompasses 3,300 feet of frontage on the Grand River. An entrance drive and larger parking lot to the east entrance provides additional access to the Grand River. Beaty Landing is run and regulated by Lake Metroparks. Photo by Cal Snyder.

Grand River Landing

  • 1181 North St. Clair Street, Painesville, Ohio, 44077
  • Grand River Access, Small Boat Access
This park provides small boat access to the Grand River and Lake Erie. Low bridges limit the size and types of boating on this river section. Fishing is popular along the banks. Grand River landing is run and regulated by Lake Metroparks. Photo by Jim Marquardt.

Windjammer Access

  • Access to the Grand River at the corner of Windjammer Ct and Richmond Street
  • Side of road parking, follow all traffic laws