Wayne Sheridan reports. Low river levels and clear water continue to challenge fishermen in the Grey-Bruce Rivers. We went fly-fishing below the dam in Hanover on Saturday evening, but the fish were extremely spooky. We had a few hits, but couldnâ€™t land any. We noticed that the river was so clear, we could see down to the bottom of deep holes, 20ft down. This was where most of the fish were holding. While we had some rain during the week, conditions wonâ€™t change dramatically this weekend. A good cold heavy rain is required to bring salmon and steelhead up the rivers.
River Flow Rates: low
Saugeen River (Durham) dropping again at 1.23M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.4M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) dropping at 7.54M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.715M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.9M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.9M, French River at Woseley Bay steady at 188.4M, Credit River at Streetsville steady at 4.48M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.2M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.1M (below Shand dam) steady at 1.70M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday September 26th, 2009: 7:20pm to 8:12pm (moon overhead), 6:58am to 7:44am (moon underneath).
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 60-100ft, Lake Ontario 40-80ft, Lake Huron 40-80ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best locations near river mouths. Great Lakes and other lakes are now experiencing turn over. Salmon and trout will hold in water pockets of water near baitfish. 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: Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, Hex, various caddis, and bloodworms
Saugeen conditions: low, clearing, tea colored water, 14C, and visibility Saugeen River, 14ft.
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