Wayne Sheridan reports: After a very dry April and May, the weather changed in the past week with heavy rains throughout southern Ontario. River, stream and lake levels suddenly increased with some flooding, especially in some of the farmer’s fields. Last weekend the rivers were high and muddy.
Wayne’s Fishing Tip of the Week: Energy maximization. When fishing, always consider which location the fish will be in order to get the maximum food intake for the least effort. One of the key locations is a drop off in the river. The higher, fast flowing area will produce the food and the fish will sit at the drop off where the speed of the current is slower and it will let the food come to it. The deeper water will protect it from attack from bird also.
River Flow Rates: High, mud coloured, visibility 1 ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.283M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.999M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 8.178M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) 0.962M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 4.983M, Maitland River (above Wingham) at 10.606M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.196M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.919M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.725M, Credit River at Orangeville 11.277M, Grand River (Doon) 4.448M (below Shand dam) at 2.015M, Rideau River at Ottawa 3.117M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 58.309M
Flyfishing: minnow, red wiggler worms, grey fox and various caddis
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 6, 2015: 3:17 pm to 6:09 pm (moon overhead) and 2:50 am to 5:52 am (moon underneath).
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