Wayne Sheridan reports: Tom Benson (Benny) and his fishing buddies went on their annual fishing trip on the lower French River. They had a fantastic time fishing, and had one of their best years. Here is a picture of Mike O’Brien “Obee” holding a 51 ¼ inch Clear Muskie. Wow, great fish. They also caught lots of pickerel.
We went for a walk down to the river Saturday evening and watched a nice mayfly hatch and lots of small trout feeding on the surface. It was fun to watch. River levels haven’t dropped very much yet from Spring levels and are fast. With additional rainfall predicted this weekend, they will remain high for the next while. The rivers and lakes are still fairly cool, so be careful. Everything is about 2-3 weeks behind normal because of the cool, wet Spring.
River Flow Rates: moderate. Visibility tea coloured, 7ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) at 1.318M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 10.01M, Saugeen at Port Elgin at 8.-47M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) not available, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) at 5.03M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.429M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.743M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman 5.979M, Credit River at Streetsville at 4.776M, Credit River at Orangeville at 11.259M, Grand River (Doon) at 4.453M (below Shand dam) at 1.998M, Rideau River at Ottawa at 3.513M, Ottawa River at Britannia at 59.034M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday June 16th, 2013: 5:29 pm to 7:45 pm (moon overhead) and 5:01 am to 7:33 am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Gray Fox, Sulfur Dun, Green Drake. scuds, stonefly, Hendrickson. Roe, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow.
Great Lakes Fishing: Best bet is Lyman lures, Rapala J13, Storm Hot’N Tot, & Rapala Shad Rap #9 and Rapala spoons.
Always Fish Safely
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