Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries. As usual, the Victoria Day Long weekendâ€™s weather left much to be desired. Rain Saturday morning followed by a major drop in temperatures and a very strong cold wind made fishing and camping a challenge. The river levels remain high due to the spring rains. Fishing however was great. We went fishing and Jim caught a nice 2lb rainbow and we caught and released a 22 inch female brown trout and a 20 inch male brown trout. Many of our members also report a great fishing weekend. We noted that the fish that were at mid levels last week now have moved to deeper holes, where it is warmer. They probably will move back to mid levels later this week as the water warms. We also noticed a major hatch of dark brown Mayflies coming off the Saugeen River this past weekend and the trout were readily feeding on the nymphs in the deep pools. River banks are slippery and the water is still very cold, be careful. Best lures: spawn-sacks, single egg presentations, blown up worms, Cleo, Kwikfish, Hot Shots & spinners and spoons.
River Flow Rates: moderate/high
Saugeen River (Durham) up at 1.39M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) rising at 10.0M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) rising at 8.2M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) rising at 1.2M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) rising at 5.1M, Maitland River (above Wingham) rising at 10.2M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.4M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.15M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.0M (below Shand dam) up at 1.7M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday May 23rd, 2009: 10:34am to 2:304pm (moon overhead), 10:58pm to 2:29am (moon underneath).
Fly Fishing: Hendrickson, BWO, and various caddis
Saugeen conditions: moderate/high, tea colored water, 7C, and visibility Saugeen River, 3ft.
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