Georgian Bay, ON Tributary Update.

Posted on December 3rd, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphicWayne Sheridan reports: A heavy, steady rain on Wednesday has quickly raised river levels and they will continue to rise and be dirty for the next couple of days. Cooler weather this weekend will be a challenge for fishermen working the river mouths. To help reduce freezing on your rod guides, place Vaseline on them.  Fog is still an early morning challenge for most drivers and commuters as the Great Lakes are still warmer than the surrounding air. This will also cause black ice on some roads in the Grey-Bruce. Best bet for fishing the Grey-Bruce is Owen Sound, Kincardine and Denny’s dam on the Saugeen River. A warm fall has put everything behind by about two weeks. Ice fishing probably won’t start until January. Be careful around river and lake shores, ice will form on the banks overnight. Best bait is minnow lures as most of the minnows have gone to their winter hibernation locations.

River Flow Rates: moderate/high

Saugeen River (Durham) rising at 1.4M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 9.8M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) rising at 7.95M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.06M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 4.97, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10,12M French River at Woseley Bay steady at 187.32M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.7, Credit River at Orangeville rising at 11.2M, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.115 (below Shand dam) steady at 1.46M

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday December 5th:  1:22am to 4:44am (moon overhead), 1:47pm to 5:09pm (moon underneath). Full moon December 2nd

Saugeen conditions: moderate, tan colored water, 3C, and visibility Saugeen River, 2ft.

For more info., you can contact Wayne at, brntrout@golden.net .

Or you can visit Wayne at http://www.canadianangling.com .

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