Wayne Sheridan reports: George, Paul and the kids went up to Lake Simcoe last weekend and fished for perch, but the fishing was slow and they only caught a few fish. Another friend went out for lake trout but nothing was happening. Ice levels on Lake Simcoe are over 1 ft thick now. Next weekend Andy and the boys will be heading up for their yearly perch trip.
River Flow Rates: moderate and rising from snow melt. Visibility tea coloured, 5ft.
River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) down at 1.468M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.86M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 8.091M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) up at 1.433M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 5.159M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 10.271M, French River at Woseley Bay at 187.519M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 6.186M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 5.557M, Credit River at Orangeville up at 11.213M, Grand River (Doon), up at 4.146M (below Shand dam) down at 1.665M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 3.262M, Ottawa River at Britannia down at 58.634M
Prime Fishing Times: Saturday February 16th, 2013: 3:53 pm to 7:05 pm (moon overhead) and 3:36 am to 6:38 am (moon underneath).
Flyfishing: Roe, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow. For steelhead: very small roe bag with only 3-4 eggs for steelhead in the river mouths.
Great Lakes Fishing: Best bet is Lyman lures, monkey puke and herring colours. Use larger lures to imitate the baitfish. Use Blue Fox spoons.
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