Wayne Sheridan reports. Weird weather continues to be a challenge for most fishermen in the Grey-Bruce area. Heavy storms caused major damage on the upper portion of the Saugeen River last Thursday. Heavy rains have increased river levels quickly. Salmon are already starting to return to Owen Sound, just in time for the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
River levels continue to be higher and colder than normal. Fish and boat safely and always remember to wear your life preservers.
River Flow Rates: moderate
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping at 1.24M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.5M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 7.6M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.780M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.80M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 9.96M, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 186M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.6M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.2M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.07M (below Shand dam) down at 1.58M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday August 28th, 2009: 8:40pm to 9:25pm (moon overhead), 8:15am to 9:01am (moon underneath). New moon Thursday August 20th.
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 50-70ft, Lake Ontario 80-100ft, Lake Huron 60-100ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best baits; Lymans in blue and white. Also pink Lymans. 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: moderate, tea colored water, 15C, and visibility Saugeen River, 4ft.
Don’t forget, our 6th Annual Fishing Challenge is September 11, 12, 13 2009
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