Saugeen River & area, ON fishing update.

Posted on July 18th, 2012

[nggallery id=754]We had a great 2 week vacation on the Saugeen River. River levels are very low, even for this time of the year. We need rain badly along the Saugeen River watershed for the fish and crops. My good friend Dave came up this weekend and did a little fishing and he caught and released some small brown trout. Joel Hopper was fishing the Thames River in London Ontario and caught and released this small bass. He loves fishing.


River Flow Rates: low. Visibility clear 15ft.


River Levels: Saugeen River (above Durham) dropping at 1.138M, Saugeen River (Walkerton) at 9.223M, Saugeen at Port Elgin down at 7.37M, Sauble River (Sauble Falls) at 0.726M, Sydenham River (Owen Sound) down at 4.856M, Maitland River (above Wingham) down at 9.834M, French River at Woseley Bay at 186.25M, Bronte Creek near Zimmerman up 5.762M, Credit River at Streetsville down at 4.401M, Credit River at Orangeville down at 11.189M, Grand River (Doon), down at 4.052M (below Shand dam) up at 1.628M, Rideau River at Ottawa up at 2.542M, Ottawa River at Britannia up at 57.565M


Prime Fishing Times: Saturday July 21st, 2012: 2:03 pm to 4:35 pm (moon overhead) and 1:32 am to 4:22am (moon underneath). Moonrise 8:46 am. Moonset 9:45 pm.


Flyfishing: Trico, white dun, iso, caddis, red blood worm, crayfish and minnow.


Great Lakes Fishing: Trout and salmon are presently in the 100ft depth and below. Best bet is Lyman lures, monkey puke and herring colours. Use smaller lures that will imitate the smaller baitfish. Use Lucky Strike lures.


Always Fish Safely


Wayne Sheridan


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