Wayne Sheridan reports. Finally, the weather was absolutely fantastic for the Labor Day weekend. The warm weather allowed many people to get out and swim, walk, camp and fish. Action has been a bit of a challenge with low clear water in most of the rivers of the Grey-Bruce. Salmon are starting their runs up the Saugeen River and most of the other rivers. A good rain will bring more of them in. With the weather changing, be careful of fog in low lying areas at night and early mornings. Chad went fishing on the Grand River this past weekend and reported that the fish were feeding on isopods, crane fly larva, micro caddis emergers and blood worms.
River Flow Rates: low/moderate
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping again at 1.21M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.3M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 7.6M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.745M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.7M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 7.85M, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 186.4M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.475M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.2M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.05M (below Shand dam) down at 1.67M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 12th, 2009: 5:34am to 9:16am (moon overhead), 5:59pm to 9:41pm (moon underneath). Half moon Friday September 11th, high moon Saturday September 12th.
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 20-50ft, Lake Ontario 40-80ft, Lake Huron 40-80ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best baits; Lymanâ€™s in blue and white. Also pink Lymanâ€™s. Remember to recharge with a flashlight. Spoons, body baits, cracked ice and monkey puke
Fly Fishing: Grey Fox, Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, and various caddis
Saugeen conditions: low, clearing, tea colored water, 14C, and visibility Saugeen River, 4ft.
Don’t forget, our 6th Annual Fishing Challenge is September 11, 12, 13 2009
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