Wayne Sheridan reports on fishing the Ontario Grey-Bruce tributaries. It appears that Spring has finally arrived in southern Ontario, although everything is about 2-3 weeks behind normal. It was a little wet to start the week with heavy rains on Monday, but the weather got better each day for the rest of the week of my vacation. Fishing last weekend was very good, as we caught a couple of 10 inch rainbows. Butch caught and released a couple of small brown trout and rainbows in the campground. We noticed white Mayflies have started to appear on the Saugeen River. Fishing on Lake Erie for pickerel is still a little slow, with the odd one being caught here and there.
River Flow Rates: moderate
Saugeen River (Durham) down at 1.3M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) down at 9.6M, Saugeen River (Port Elgin) down at 7.8M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) down at 0.86M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 5.01M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.05M, French River at Woseley Bay 187.3M, Credit River at Streetsville up at 4.5M, Credit River at Orangeville steady at 11.3M, Grand River (Doon), steady at 4.11M (below Shand dam) steady at 1.7M.
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 20th, 2009: 9:12am to 12:48pm (moon overhead), 9:57pm to 1:13am (moon underneath). New moon Monday June 22nd
Great Lakes: Lake Superior, 30-40ft, Lake Michigan 50-60ft, Lake Ontario 50-70ft, Lake Huron 40-50ft, Lake Erie 30ft. 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, 15C, and visibility Saugeen River, 4ft.
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