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Ontario Grey-Bruce Tributary Update

Posted on May 27th, 2009

wayne_sheridan_graphic4Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries.  It was a nice weekend on the Grey-Bruce.  Other than a few small isolated showers, the weather was better than the long weekend.  River levels dropped to moderate levels during the week, but will be rising again this weekend due to the rain on Wednesday and Thursday.  We noticed that the fish have moved to more mid-level feeding areas than the previous weekend.  This is due to the warmer temperatures and slower flow of the river.  We went fishing on Saturday evening and caught and released a nice 10 inch rainbow.  We love it when they jump and do a summersault.  Unfortunately the Black flies, June bugs, and Mosquitoes have returned to aggravate all. River banks are slippery and the water is still cold, be careful.  Best lures: spawn-sacks, single egg presentations, blown up worms, Cleo, Kwikfish, Hot Shots & spinners and spoons.

 

River Flow Rates: moderate but rising

 

Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.44M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.5M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) rising at 8.6M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.6M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 5.4M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10.7M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.8M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.5M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.5M (below Shand dam) up at 1.9M.

 

 Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 30th, 2009: 5:56pm to 8:28pm (moon overhead), 5:22am to 8:14am (moon underneath).

 

 Great Lakes: Lake Ontario 30-50ft, Lake Huron 20-30ft. Best baits; spoons: cracked ice and monkey puke.

 

 Fly Fishing: Grey Fox, Sulphur Dun, Green Drake, and various caddis

 

Saugeen conditions:  moderate but rising, tea colored water, 10C, and visibility Saugeen River, 4ft.

 

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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