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Ontario Grey-Bruce Tributary Update.

Posted on July 2nd, 2009

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Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries. Hot weather last week, quickly warmed the rivers and lakes in Grey-Bruce. This was followed by a low pressure system that was stuck over southern Ontario has quickly raised river and lake levels. Fishing has been very good.  Last weekend we caught and released a 10 inch brook trout and caught a nice 10 inch rainbow at Saugeen Cedars Family Campground. Trout are in shallower areas feeding now, best bets are where streams enter the river or lake.

River Flow Rates: moderate

Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.27M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) up at 9.65M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) up at 7.8M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) up at 0.89M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) up at 5.0M, Maitland River (above Wingham) up at 10.05M, French River at Woseley Bay 186.3M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.5M, Credit River at Orangeville steady at 11.3M, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.3M (below Shand dam) steady at 1.8M.

Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 4th, 2009: 11:10pm to 11:52pm (moon overhead), 10:42am to 11:28am (moon underneath). Low moon on Sunday July 5th

Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 50-90ft, Lake Ontario 100-150ft, Lake Huron 90-150ft, Lake Erie 50ft. Best baits; 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, 19C, 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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