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Fish Ladder, Grand Rapids

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  • Great place to visit from late September through early Nov. when salmon are running. Good way for kids and adults to learn about fish migration.  more »
  • We have been here in the past and was luck enough to see the salmon running up river. So cool to see, especially if you are there at just the right time to see a school of them trying to jump up to th...  more »
  • We stumbled on this fish ladder while visiting Grand Rapids and walking the river walk. WOW! I've heard of fish ladders but never actually see one. Loved it. We could have stayed looking at the fisher...  more »
  • Dirty as usual. But still an interesting site. It's currently flooded at the moment and looks cool with all the trees and downed telephone poles stuck to it. Current is intensely strong and wild right now from the winter thaw. The site of a giant tree being tossed around like a plastic bag in the wind is a reminder of how powerful mother nature can be.
  • This is a Fisher men's dream fishing spot during the right fishing season it is packed with dedicated fishers from the early morning around 3 or 4 am. so have fun fishing be safe and good luck! If this was helpful please mark it as helfpful.
  • Went out steelhead fishing in April, had a great haul and fished from the shoreline. The catch is that you need to get there very early or you'll be casting over people or vice versa. There were about 4 boats by the ladder consistently, in the center of the river, but the majority of catches seemed to come from the shoreline on Orange glass beads (as close to the color of the natural eggs as possible). I caught 3 large steelhead within 3 hours and missed 2 more, but given how many people were out (even on a very cold, wet day) I'd call it a success.
  • This was a fantastic park to visit. The walkways are wide and safely high, and the view of the city is wonderful. It's a lot of fun to walk along the water and enjoy the sounds of the river. Plenty of room to sit and relax, or continue along your river walk. Hopefully the parking lot is expanded in the future!
  • The fish ladder has been around for many years. It is a nice place to go to watch fish climb the ladder with family a date or by yourself. You can also fish the river too, and it has a cemented walkway that you can follows the right to the museum.
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